Belle lives near to the Tabard Inn in Southwark. Meeting a group of pilgrims about to set off en route to St Thomas A Becket's shrine in Canterbury; Belle decides to join them in hope of a miracle - that her father will walk again. It is a journey that has unforeseen consequences.Also among the pilgrims is poet Geoffrey Chaucer and his scribe Luke. Belle is attracted to Luke and also Walter, the wealthy son of a knight. Will she be able to follow her heart? But nothing is quite so simple, for around the pilgrims there is a growing net of intrigue and treason.
Ultimately, they find they have to risk everything to save their country, their king - and themselves. This is a gentle story that encourages readers to learn a little more about Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times. Belle is an interesting character, full of confusion, worries and concerns.