Anna-Maria and Captain Laurence have a past. A past that she remembers fondly every day. Back then, she naively believed that he would choose her for his very own, but that hadn’t happened. Why would the son of a duke marry a lowly tenant farmer’s daughter, anyway? Now, years later, Anna-Maria was beside herself with joy at finding him fighting in Portugal. She was certain he wouldn’t remember her. She was wrong. Laurence did remember her. And he realizes how terribly he had treated her. His guilt was making it difficult for him to face her now that they were in the same place again. Anna-Maria believes she has a chance at love. Laurence feels too much shame and regret to act on his wishes to court her. Even though Anna-Maria won’t give up, she worries that it’s too late. That too much has happened to change his mind. When a tragedy makes Laurence rethink his priorities, will Anna-Maria play into his plan? Or is it really too late?