by Mary Daheim
Serena Farrar dreams of being a journalist in Massachusetts. First she must obey her family and marry sea captain Brant Parnell. Her coldness drives him back to sea, so when an ugly scandal erupts, Serena has no choice but to flee to her sister in New Bern, NC. Brant arrives as conflict engulfs the city. Serena is not only a Yankee in enemy territory, but also a woman at war with her heart.