Faith Cromwell has a secret. A secret she must keep from everyone in her family, especially her father, who is the most outspoken loyalist in the countryside west of Philadelphia, as the Revolutionary War bursts through the area in late 1777. She is helping the Colonial army by making socks and gloves for them. It is a small thing, but she knows it helps, for the army has few supplies. Her father welcomes Major Sebastian Kendrick to use their house as his headquarters in preparation for an attack on the Continental Congress in York. Major Kendrick is the son of an earl, and Faith fears he will be as pompous and rude as the other peers who have paraded through their home, drinking her father's best ale and trying to fondle his oldest daughter. He is different because he has secrets of his own. He is determined to bring honor to his family and gain his father's respect. Both of them are suspicious of each other, but it is impossible to ignore the desire that sizzles between them. Then a diversion is needed, and Faith's contact suggests she marry the major so a captured man can be freed while everyone's attention is elsewhere. That decision almost ends in tragedy because they need to decide what is more important-being enemies or being faithfully yours.
by Jo Ann Ferguson
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