Fighting for independence goes beyond an infant nation, but love might just conquer all.
It’s the year 1776 and Captain Caleb Haslet has come home to Portsmouth, Rhode Island after two years at sea chasing pirates and keeping British ships from the fledgling American nation. He wants nothing more than to settle into domestic life and finally claim the new bride duty had forced him to leave behind.
Though she now has her own life defending her property from British soldiers, as well as doing charity work which provides prisoners with basic creature comforts, Abigail Haslet is both excited and anxious that Caleb thinks to take up where they left off. But, how can she give her heart to a man who’ll leave again when his country calls?
A marriage of convenience is no longer an option and neither is it practical. When plying Abigail with kisses and spending time with her fails, Caleb decides to take advantage of her being captured by the British to make her see the truth—he’s in love with her—and he’ll waste no time in claiming his wife to show her he chooses her this time around.