Cole Manning, a Union lieutenant serving during the height of the American Civil War, expects a letter from his best girl who promised to wait for him. But her post contains an unwelcome surprise. Heartbroken, he vows no woman will ever fool him again.
Claire Hirsch’s fiancé died in battle during the first year of the war. Scarred by his death, she realizes loving a soldier can only lead to heartache. Not wanting to sit home and mourn, she volunteers to assist doctors in the camps.
As the war rages around them, Cole and Claire find solace in each other’s arms. But is their love strong enough to overcome the fear of losing the one they love?