The year is 1914 and Britain is at war with Germany. When her brother Ralph and her fiancé Tom head to the Front with the Coldstream Guards, Leonora Malham Brown must remain behind, unable to make use of her previous war-time experience tending wounded soldiers in the Balkans. But there is a deeper reason for her frustration at her forced inactivity: despite her fondness for her gentle fiancé, Leo’s heart belongs to Colonel Sasha Malkovic, the dashing Serbian officer with whom she shared a passionate romance4 amidst the chaos of the battlefield two years earlier. But their love can never be, for Sasha has been betrothed since childhood to a girl he barely knows.
When finally she gets a chance to head to the Front with the FANY, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Leo bravely confronts the dangers of war, including typhoid outbreaks and Zeppelin bombers, while never giving up hope that someday, somewhere, against all the odds, she and Sasha will be reunited.