When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor treating her believes her only secret is that Caitlin had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.
Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army-he feels he must defend Georgia to protect his daughter.
In the spring of 1864, Sherman's troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that she follow the rules, or will Caitlin break her vow to never run again?