In 1814, as war rages between Great Britain and the United States, English beauty Gillian Stafford finds herself traveling to a remote British stronghold in the wilds of northern Michigan. But though she faces myriad dangers and grueling hardships, it is the man her father sends to accompany her that troubles her most. For Luc du Pre is part Indian, part French, and wholly disturbing ... a fiercely handsome stranger who fills her with fear and undeniable longing. Hired by the British to act as a scout, Luc du Pre has played a dangerous game ... risking his life to gather vital information for the American cause. Now, he finds himself escorting a Colonel's pretty, pampered daughter through the wilderness. When their passion ignites one night in a deserted cabin, he can only wonder where it will lead. For they are two people from different worlds, on different sides ... and it will take a miracle for their budding love to survive.