A boldly independent woman, Eden Palmer must save her family's indigo plantation from reverting to the English crown. She sails to Barbados and cuts a bargain with a former buccaneer to buy his secret for growing a profitable crop. She cajoles a handsome Swiss captain to take her and her plants on his ship, and is soon irresistibly drawn to his power and courage. Baron Derek von Walden is sailing with his Swiss colonists to claim property in South Carolina when he is persuaded to carry indigo plants by a spirited young lady. He is stunned to learn that his plantation boundaries overlap hers. Tormented by a tragic past, Derek begins to find healing love with Eden, but their glorious passion is challenged from all quarters as their destiny unfolds.