Back in England after a boyhood in the Colonies, Courtland Day was a man without a country. Until hunger for revenge and a dangerous spying mission brought him back to Massachusetts on the eve of war and straight into the path of a Colonial bullet. Badly wounded, Courtland stumbled into the forest hut of the lovely Chaynoa, who tended and healed him. yet even after he'd left haunted by memories of Chaynoa's gentle touch Courtland did not know why she hid in such a desolate place, or what she so desperately feared. Though Chaynoa could not forget the tender British soldier she'd nursed back to health, the half-breed outcast never dreamed that fate would bring them together again or that Courtland would risk his life to save her from the hangman's noose. Now, as Courtland's kisses lit a fire deep within her, Chaynoa dared to imagine that happiness could be hers. But as the land flamed into revolution, divided loyalties and a mysterious secret threatened the fragile bonds of her forbidden love.