In Nashville, Eden Roberts has kept her steamboat, her crew, and her sister out of the Civil War as much as possible, but the war comes looking for her in the form of Fletcher Campbell, a Yankee sergeant. They get off on the wrong foot right from the beginning when he cannot believe a woman is the captain of the boat and she tries to refuse to let him requisition her boat . . . to take prostitutes out of Nashville to keep them away from the Union troops. Forced to work together, they learn blind devotion offers no reward except destruction. It gives no haven from war and allows for no peace. Even in hearts that are loyal to Union blue, there must be room for shades of gray.