Captain Gabriel Belling is taking the last group of wounded soldiers from Waterloo to the coast and then onto England. Joining the soldiers is Lady Anne Melton and her young son. Anne, a widow, has been helping her brothers in the medical tent at Waterloo but now needs to evacuate quickly while her brothers move on to other medical assignments. Gabe disapproves of women anywhere near battlefields, yet he can’t help but admire Anne’s strength and courage. Their mutual attraction leads to an intense liaison, conducted in this most inconvenient time and place. But can their new-found love survive when they return to London? Anne and her son might be forced to live with her puritanical aunt and uncle while she fights her in-laws over the raising of her son. Can Gabe save them all? Will love prevail over torment and hardship?