Fanny Becket hasn't seen much of the world but she knows in her heart that the love she has for her adopted brother is more than just sibling-love. That's why she follows him into war when Napoleon rears his ugly head. But her being their puts his life in danger and Valentine Clement, Earl of Brede, hero of the war. He makes sure that Fanny is out of the line of battle but he's also intrigued by this young woman who is so brave. Then, when Fanny's brother dies (apparently), Valentine steps in and marries her.
Fun story but not so much character development. They are good people to begin with but I felt like they jumped into marriage way too fast.