The beautiful but modest Hannah Thornton leaves Ireland in search of a family to call her own. A voyage across the Atlantic brings many adventures and her life is changed when Nathan, a British seaman, falls in love with her. Hannah's destination is a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, at a time when slavery abounds and cotton is king. When Congress of the United States declares war on Great Britain, Hannah and Nathan become caught up in the War of 1812. To Love an Enemy is an intriguing Christian love story that is filled with historical facts about the great powers of the world and their rivalry in the trade industry.