April 1815-Rumors of Napoleon's war plans spread across the French border into the Province of Brabant. The caretaker's stepdaughter dreads the arrival of Napoleon's soldiers with good reason...she kws their violent ways only too well. One fateful afteron, Lisette is left in charge of the empty chateau. During the dark days that follow, a vow of revenge mars her efforts to make new friends and bask in the attentions of a rugged British officer. All too soon the battle of Waterloo erupts and the three men she cares about face the ordeal. While fleeing the catastrophe of war, every step is fraught with perils, brigands and heartache- Lisette, a soldier's daughter with iron will and a kind heart, refuses to surrender to hardship or vile threats... when faced with defeat by the past, she must find a way to protect those she holds dear and win a most precious victory.