"The power of the Union army brings the South to its knees in surrender, but not until a year of intense pain and chaos creates a chasm that may be impossible for the country to bridge. Carrie struggles to hold on to hope as the world caves in around her; hanging on to the promise she has been given. She also finally gets to reveal the secret she has held so close. Moses is gravely wounded in battle. Robert's plantation takes a severe loss, but is saved from burning by an unlikely source. Aunt Abby faces danger as she gets more deeply involved with Women's Rights and spends time in Washington, D.C. Rose continues to thrive in the Contraband Camp, and finally has a dream come true"--Author's website.