As the American Revolution gains speed, even in the British-controlled harbor town of Newport, rebels are on the move. Catie, the sole proprietor of Hazard Inn since her husband's death, finds out that her home will be used to house British soldiers. Just before they arrive, she sends her daughter, Belinda, away to keep her safe. As she turns to welcome the soldiers, she comes face-to-face with Anthony Sparhawk, the man who saved her eight years ago. They spent only one night together, but she’s never forgotten him. He, on the other hand, doesn’t remember her at all, but Catie is still anxious. She has a secret that he must never know—Belinda is actually his daughter!