Following the Civil War Annapolis is bustling with activity as the Naval Academy rebuilds. Accident prone Susannah Partridge arrives on a mission and desperate for work agrees to become the governess to Lieutenant Trace Reardon’s four daughters while he searches for a suitable wife. Trace is only interested in a marriage of convenience and soon finds Susannah to be the perfect candidate. But Miss Partridge believes love is the only reason for marriage and she harbors a devastating secret.
While battling against a rival instructor at the academy, Lieutenant Trace Reardon hires lovely Susannah Partridge to care for his four mischievous children, and as love blossoms between them, danger threatens to tear them apart when a dark secret from Susannah’s past is exposed. Original.