The tragic tale of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men. England is at war with France, and press gangs are seizing young men for service. Charley Kinraid, a whaling harpooner who captured the heart of Sylvia Robson, was one of their victims. After her true love is believed to have perished at sea, Sylvia seeks stability in a loveless arranged marriage to her devoted cousin, Philip Hepburn. But her husband deliberately withholds crucial informationwith devastating consequences.