During the War between the States, Tiffany Lynn Harris disguises herself as Victoria Patton, her deceased northern look-alike cousin, in order to spy for the confederacy. Nathan James, also a spy, is wounded wearing Federal blue and Tiffany nurses him. Against her will, love blossoms. She tries to build a fortress to protect her emotions, but her heart becomes a rebel, too. She wonders if loving an enemy spy is as bad as being a traitor.
Tiffany and Nathan are pulled in separate directions to serve their country but, when an arrogant Union colonel uncovers Tiffany's covert activities and vows to see her hang she almost confesses to Nathan that she is the one he loved as Victoria. Can their love flouish? or has truthfulness been violated once too often and their trust forever destroyed?