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During the perilous years of the Civil War, life-altering events challenge the Hewitt family living in conflict-weary Kansas. Throughout the war, runaway slaves appearing at the farm put the family at constant risk from lawless bounty hunters. The young couple Billy and Elizabeth wonder if the time is right to marry and start a family. Billy and Mark face almost certainty that they will be called upon to fight, leaving behind everything they've worked so hard to establish.
As the present looms menacingly over the Hewitt family, the future that held so much promise is now filled with fear and uncertainty. Will courage and love be enough to see them through? Only time will tell.