The dangers are terrifying for Ann MacKenzie and her twin brother, John, but both of them are willing to involve themselves in smuggling and other risky activitiesanything to help their struggling country.
Marblehead, home to the Wild Rose Inn that's been in Ann's family since they first came to America nearly one hundred years ago, is no longer the tranquil place it once was. Tensions have increased between England and the colonies, and the locals resent the presence of the British military.
Ann does, too, until she falls in love with a handsome, sensitive young man she meets along the shorea stranger who turns out to be a British sailor. Loving the enemy is wrong, but Ann can't help herself. Where should her allegiance lie? With her family and country, or with the love of her life?