Madison County, TN, July 1865—
Lena Gipson wants to keep her family together. Her father was killed during the War and her mother abandoned her and her younger sisters, leaving them to fend for themselves.
Sam Henderson has returned home from the war, refusing to submit to surrender and yet determined to rebuild his home, his wife is dead and he has their daughter to raise and protect.
When they meet, Sam becomes determined to protect Lena and her sisters from the man who has taken their farm. Lena must learn to trust, Sam struggles to move forward and love again.
In the midst of trying to hold their families together and survive the devastation of war, is love enough to heal the hurts of the past and start new?