Vickie has her doubts when her father tells her he has found the perfect husband for her. When they go to the Black's family plantation and she meets Charles she finds him nice but knows he's not the man for her. Then his older brother comes into the room. One look into his smiling eyes and her heart suddenly stops and her knees go weak. Is is possible to fall in love with a man you have just met? To her surprise as lime passes she finds she's willing to fight to keep this man, and she does. Nick has never believed in love at first sight but when he walks into the house and sees Vickie he begins to doubt those thoughts. He can't be attracted to her, she's just a girl, barely out of the schoolroom. As the months pass and he sees more of her his feelings grow and he knows his first impression was right. But in spite of his feelings he can't ask for her hand. He has other obligations that can't be put aside. Together they face the adversities life in early America during the American Revolution presents them. Challenges to their personal lives come from the battlefield as well as the political arena. Some they face together. Others they must face alone.