Madeline Howard is a widow. She lost her husband in the Civil War.
She is trying to make it on her own. Madeline saves the life of Elliot Haywood
while working her one day as a nurse. She meets the officer again
when she is staying in Richmond with her family. He is taken with Madeline.
He wants to win her heart. Her heart is already taking by another.
This is a must read book. I was hooked from the beginning.