Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon
discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an
officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to
educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South
is a bitter reality.

When Laura’s sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in
a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening
consequences. In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but
Laura fears to do so may endanger her sister’s life. Yet as the stakes
continue to rise and Brandon’s motives for pursuing her come into doubt,
Laura questions where to turn … and wonders if her own dreams of love
may be forsaken.