Narina Kenwin is the only daughter of the Bishop of St. Albans and is used to a quiet comfortable life in her father’s country diocese. Intelligent, loyal, and stunningly beautiful, Narina is happy with her lot, although she does sometimes daydream about the far off places that she would love to see with someone special by her side. It seems her wish to travel is about to come true when Narina receives an invitation from her school friend, Louise, who is married to Prince Rudolf, the ruler of the small Principality of Alexanderburg in the Balkans. She has greatly missed her friend since the wedding as they have so much in common, including the fact that they look so alike that they are often mistaken for twins! When Narina arrives in Alexanderburg she is instantly plunged into the middle of a political storm. Louise tells her that there is only one way to maintain Alexanderburg’s independence, and begs Narina to swap places with her, as they have done successfully so many times at school.