Before the war, Rosewood Plantation is large and prosperous. During the war years, women and slaves struggle to keep it running. But in the bloody days following the Northern victory, a marauding band of Union soldiers ravages Rosewood. Katie, the master's young daughter, and Mayme, a slave girl, are the only survivors of the carnage. Now the tho have only each other--and their shared faith in God--to rely on.