AN ARROGANT STRANGER HELD HER FUTURE IN HIS HANDS.. CARRA FAIRCHILD'S BELOVED FATHER LEFT HER PENNILESS ON HIS DEATH, WILLING THEIR ESTATE TO THE EARL OF ELLSWORTH, A MAN SHE'D NEVER MEAT. THE IMPERIOUS EARL SENT CURT ORDERS FOR CARA TO LIVE HIS GRANDMOTHER, BUT THE POROUD GREENEYED BEAUTY REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE HARSH TWIST OF FATE THAT HAD BEFALLEN HER, DEFIANTLY SETTING SAIL FOR AMERICA TO START A NEW LIFE. BOUND FOR VIRGINIA, CARA COULD NOT KNOW THAT THE HANDSOME CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP WAS NONE OTHER THAN THE EARL HIMSELF, TRAVELING UNDER HIS GIVEN NAME OF JUSTIN REYNOLDS. THOUGH SHE TRIED TO RESIST SHE COULD NOT FIGHT THE POWER OF HIS CHARM, AND HER INNOCENCE GAVE WAY TO THE LONGING OF WOMANHOOD.
Cara Fairchild's beloved father left her penniless on his death, wiling their estate to the Earl of Ellsworth, a man she'd never met. The imperious Earl sent curt orders for Cara to live with his grandmother, but the proud green-eyed beauty refused to accept the harsh twist of fate that had befallen her, defiantly setting sail for America to start a new life.
Bound for Virginia, Cara could not know that the handsome captain of the ship was none other than the Earl himself, traveling under his given name of Justin Reynolds. Though she tried to resist she could not fight the power of his charm, and her innocence gave way to the longings of womanhood.
Caught in the turbulent events that exploded into the War of 1812, Cara and Justin raced into a web of intrigue and danger that threatened not only their love but their lives. If only they could trust one another...and hold onto the promise of their passionate hearts, they might grasp the triumphant rewards of a glorious future!"