Sixteen, pregnant, and brave beyond her years, Cassie refuses to remain patiently at home, praying for the return of her soldier lover from war. Instead she leaves the small Cornish fishing village of her birth and escapes to Spain, joining the brave band of women who follow Wellington's forces. But once there, everything changes and it isn't long before her life is fraught with terror and adventure. As the armies battle out a desperate war over the hills and great plains of Spain, an even fiercer struggle rages within Cassie. For although her loyalty to Harry endures, her heart has long been under siege from another . . .