It is 1862. A massive Union army is invading the verdant peninsula of Virginia to take Richmond and end the Civil War. In the rumble of the conflict, a young woman's wounded lover stands in harm's way. To rescue him, she must risk everything she holds dear and cross enemy lines. The fate of her young family hangs in the balance, as does that of the entire nation. The risk she takes turns out to test her heart beyond anything she could have imagined.


”Illustrates Civil War–era America in rich detail—the battles, politics, philosophies, and characters... Fans of the series will be happy with the cliffhanger ending that sets the stage nicely for another novel.”  

— Publishers Weekly

“…Harrowing reading… When the characters’ problematic choices coalesce with the savagery of war, the outcomes are heartbreaking… LaSalle’s diligent use of historical events and locations serve as a frequent reminder that this fiction is moored in a bloody past that none were able to outrun or escape.”

-- Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews

“The backlash of war as well as the social norms and attitudes towards mental health in the Civil War era was represented really well and was really interesting to read about. I loved the journeys that the characters took, physically and emotionally and the development was great… I highly recommend!”

— Chloe, blogger and reviewer at Quoth the Book Lover