'If a man does not have honour, he has nothing,' Edward Loveday declares, but the honour of the Loveday family faces its most serious challenge yet. Japhet Loveday has been tried and convicted of highway robbery. His wife Gwen is desperate to clear his name, but Japhet has made some powerful enemies and her efforts may not be enough to save him from transportation. Edward must also confront a more personal trouble. His wife, Amelia, is still reeling from the shock arrival of Edward's illegitimate daughter, Tamasine, and refuses to have her name mentioned. Will Edward be forced to choose between his daughter and his wife? Meanwhile Tamasine herself has fallen in love with the handsome Rupert Charlton, but when the truth of her parentage is revealed, a vendetta breaks out between the two families that threatens to destroy their relationship. Will loyalty and honour eventually triumph? And at what cost to the family's happiness and future?