One falling star. Two wishes. Whose will come true?
The love of her life doesn't know she exists. Still, ever the optimist, Mariote Dundotter-McCullum makes a wish on a falling star: to marry the man before her next birthday. Little does she know that someone else is wishing on the same star.
When it looks as though her wish to marry will never come true, Mariote decides to settle for someone who has been professing his love for her through beautiful letters. It doesn't matter that he is the son of her father's enemy or that she can't remember ever meeting him. Mariote believes 'tis better to be loved by someone than never at all. So, she steals away in the middle of the night to make her own joy.
There's another who has loved her since the first time he saw her. After learning Mariote has run off to marry someone else, he goes after her. But will he have the courage to give her his heart and to make his secret wish come true?