My Lord Raven begins with the unfortunate demise of the Eleventh Earl of Ravensmoor, Nathan Burroughs. Tormented by images of a love that he lost decades prior, the earl pleads upon his deathbed with his grandson. He longs for one simple favor to be completed with his death, for each of his heirs to await the return of his long lost lady love. Desperate to appease the dying man, his grandson agrees to await the return of the Lord Ravensmoor's mysterious lady. Despite the passage of centuries, each Earl of Ravensmoor assigns the quest to each of his heirs.
Dante Burroughs, despite his disbelief and scorn toward the task, has carried the family quest into the present. Unfortunately, he suffers from one slight and obnoxious quirk which his own ancestors have failed to divulge. He has been, for the majority of his life, plagued by vivid dreams of his great grandsire's love. Despite every desperate attempt that he has made to go on with his own life and successful career, the nightly dreams have become more intense, more haunting with every passing year. Dante feels as if he has been cursed, forever tormented by the images of a woman who seduces his every dream, the whispery softness of her image tormenting his waking hours. Dante has began to sense that she is a woman he knows he will never encounter.
On a business trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Dante encounters the vision of his ancestor's lady in his own offices. The drama begins when he desperately wishes to bring Kathleen Bennett into his life, despite the fact that he is a lord of the realm and she refers to herself as 'just his secretary'. Dante is tortured by the love he feels for the woman of his dreams, but tormented at the same time by the thought that she does not seem to understand the unspoken bond in which they share.