Amid the war of 1812, Baltimore farm girl Rose McGuire is rescued by the least likely of heroes--British Naval Lieutenant Alexander Reed. How will she keep this enemy officer hidden from her family and friends? Alex didn't plan on getting shot while rescuing a maiden in distress. Now at her mercy, he wonders if Rose will turn him over to the Americans or if his own troops will find him and charge him with desertion. As their attraction grows, a British invasion of Washington begins. What role will these young lovers play to change the course of history forever?