Camille Hollander is struggling to keep her family fed and safe during the last years of the Civil War. She and the other Gulf Coast villagers learn to live with Union-occupied cities on their east and west, and a prisoner of war camp on an island just twelve miles south of the coast. When her brother is captured, however, Camille faces the biggest struggle of all. Meeting Major Jake Warren, the Union commander of the island camp, makes her realize that her Northern foes aren't always the villains they're supposed to be. Family members and lifelong friends can cause just as much pain and anguish when they refuse to see beyond a blue uniform. Camille must face a world that has turned its back on her. Can she leave the only home she's ever known to be withthe man she loves?