Alton, Illinois 1933
Virginia Chapman dresses like a boy and looks a half a decade younger than her nineteen years. Her sharp tongue and bold confidence help her keep up with her six brothers. But life is hard in a small river town, and families do what they must to survive. Even if it's illegal...like distilling moonshine and selling it.
British ex-patriot, veteran, and businessman Nathaniel Blackthorne dislikes complications. Especially the river rat daughter of his supplier who stows away on his steamboat when her family is attacked by one of his rivals. To ensure her safety, Nathaniel must transform Virginia into a lady and keep her close, without losing his heart or risking both of their lives.