Hearts of Fire Author:Christina Savage In 1776, the city of Philadelphia is seething with unrest and revolutionary fervor, and the enmity between England and the American colonies divides many a family. Young Cassandra Tryon finds herself torn between the ideals of her father, a rebel sympathizer, and those of her brother, Richard, a staunch loyalist. When her father dies in an acc... more »ident, Cassie is forced to choose a side. Her father's will has left her Tyron Manor and his substantial business holdings--and Richard has been left nothing. It is up to Cassie to carry out her father's promise to supply a ship to Lucas Jericho, the most notorious privateer to range the coast of the Americas. Never before has Cassie been so drawn to a man--Lucas is bold, arrogant and devilishly handsome, and when he first lays eyes on Cassie, he calmly announces his intention to marry her.
Her minda and heart at war, Cassie can trust no one with the knowledge of her secret passion, especially not her brother, who sets out to destroy the ship. In a bloody confrontation, Richard accidentally kills Lucas' brother. Seething with rage and vowing revenge on Richard, Lucas joins Washington's army--afraid that the very sight of Cassie might change his mind. But, unknown to him, he has left Cassie pregnant with his child.« less