Early Spring 1814, on the American-Canadian Frontier, Janet Blythe continues the work of her murdered father caring for wounded of both sides of a bitter war. Compassion is not treason. Wills clash between Janet and a war-hardened British Navy Officer, James Cliveton, when he brings ashore casualties to die. His determination to obey duty is confronted by Janet's desire for true justice. Family scandal, terrible secrets and a twist of fate make their worlds collide. Will the ghosts of the past claim their due? Or will Janet discover life demands a battle all its own?