Tragedy was all Kate Monroe had ever known. Every member of her family had perished in tragic situations. Kate wondered how she would survive alone on her small farm in Durham, North Carolina. Kate was all alone during one of the most heartbreaking times in American history, the Civil War. Before Kate could make arrangements, her despicable neighbor, Bob Lewis, tried to force her into marriage. Kate detested him and vowed not to succumb to his advances. She cut her long, gorgeous hair, and donned her twin brother's Confederate uniform. Kate joined the infrantry fighting bravely for the south. One moonlit night Captain David Harris discovered the young recruit was actually a beautiful female when he stumbled upon her bathing in a nearby creek. Kate stirred a fire in David that only she could quench. Will their love endure the turmoil of war?