Caleb’s father is serving with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys as the long-anticipated open war against the British rages up and down the length of Lake Champlain. Between his duties on the family farm and constant worry about his father’s safety, the young man’s attentions are already fully occupied when a fateful encounter with a neighbor changes everything. Pulled into new intrigues and new friendships, Caleb finds himself on a path that changes his life — and which will affect the outcome of the whole war.
When Rachel’s husband, Stuart, joins the Union army, she will have to find the grit and determination to survive on their small Illinois farm. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with a handsome neighbor. United in war, the two men are divided by love for the same woman. Who will Rachel choose? Or will the war make the decision for her? Great historical detail.