Jack Cornwall has lost everything he's ever fought for, everything he's ever loved. He's lost his home, the Confederacy and its goal of a new and vital nation, and now his little nephew, Chipper. Grasping at the only ray of light to enter his life in recent years, Jack settles in Hope to be near the feisty, red-haired Caitrin Murphy--a woman whose zealous approach to life mirrors his own blazing personality. But will the good people of Hope allow Jack to make a fresh start? Will Caitrin defy her family in her desire to help Jack? And will the long-kept Cornwall family secret destroy the hopes and dreams they have begun to build together?