"The Willoughby family -- brave, passionate, determined -- battling for freedom and dignity on the virgin Carolina coast. Nathan, the patriarch, leading a revolt of fiercely independent colonists against the mighty English Crown. Young Judith, learning desire -- and the pain of losing her man to a beautiful seductress. Robin, searching for danger and adventure on the high seas. While Dorcas, beloved wife and mother, struggles to keep them together, as they valiantly start to forge their new life in this rugged "promised land"..."