In 1767 Newport, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, seventeen year old Catie Willman works as a serving maid in a sailor's tavern. All seems to go well for the innocent teenager until she serves Anthony Sparhawk, who thinks she is very pretty. Spellbound by him, Anthony takes her in body and soul, but leaves her heartbroken when he offers money for her "service". She refuses and he departs without knowing her name. ..... In 1776 Rhode Island, the widow Catie Hazard now owns and runs the tavern that she inherited from her deceased spouse. When she learns that some British soldiers, including Major Anthony Sparhawk, will be quartered at her tavern, she quickly hides her eight year old daughter, Belinda, at a nearby farm for the child's safety and to keep Anthony from recognizing the truth about the girl's lineage. ....... When Anthony arrives, he fails to recognize Catie, but finds himself extremely attracted to her. She has loved Anthony for the past decade. However, though both quickly fall in love, their loyalties are diametrically opposite, leaving little room for compromise, and thereby, no chance for any lasting relationship as long as the bloody war continues. Than there remains the question of how Anthony will react if he ever uncovers THE SECRETS OF CATIE HAZARD. ..
can she hide his unknown daughter as they reunite??