Book 1 - Calvert series With a spirited mix of Yankee pride and a fiery independence that was all her own, Sarah MacKenzie vowed never to marry – and pledged herself to the blazing issues of the day. The champion of mill workers and a fierce opponent of slavery, she speaks her mind as well as any man. But when she meets Philip Calvert, as proud and mysterious as his native South, she discovers a desire she has never known. More, she sees in him a kindred spirit, united in the belief that no man should be the slave of another. But only in the face of cataclysmic war does Sarah discover her true courage as a woman, and the awesome power of love.