For the Cavendish family, Rutherford Park is much more than a place to call home. It is a way of life marked by rigid rules and lavish rewards, governed by unspoken desires. Lady of the house Octavia Cavendish lives like a bird in a gilded cage. Her husband, William, also feels bound—by the obligations of his title as well as his vows. Their son, Harry, is expected to follow in his father’s footsteps, but the boy has dreams of his own. Meanwhile, downstairs, a housemaid named Emily holds a secret that could destroy the Cavendish legacy.