It's May 1865, and the Civil War is finally over, but for Grace Cunningham, the hardship has not ended. Her older brother died in battle, and she and her mother haven't had word from her father in so long that Grace assumes he has died as well. Just nineteen years old, Grace must keep their Alabama farm running so that the bank does not take it away and sell it to Yankee carpetbaggers, for her mother is not strong enough emotionally. One day, a Northerner, Jonathan Parker arrives, bringing Grace's father's Bible -- and the news that he has most likely died of a terrible illness. Even though he is a Yankee, one of the enemy, Grace finds herself falling in love with Jonathan. But Jonathan is determined to return to his home in Kentucky once he fulfills what he sees as his obligation to Grace and her mother -- and following him would mean leaving her beloved home. Grace then struggles to make a decision.
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman