In 1784 peace has been declared, but war still rages in the heart of Lark Benton.

Never did Lark think she’d want to escape Emerson Fielding, the man
she’s loved all her life, but then he betrays her with her cousin. She
flees to Annapolis, Maryland, the country’s capital, and throws herself
into a new circle of friends who force her to examine all she believes.

Emerson follows, determined to reclaim his bride. Surprised when she
refuses to return with him, he realizes that in this new country he has
come to call his own, duty is no longer enough. He must learn to open
his heart and soul to something greater… before he loses all he should
have been fighting to hold.