Lily Larsen has never been afraid of anything, yet the effects of the war are wearing her down.
Her beautiful home in Cades Cove, Tennessee, lies deep in the Smoky Mountains. For decades, her family has farmed and lived peacefully, until the soldiers came and made every day a struggle to survive.
Whether they wear gray or blue, the men in uniform arrive unexpectedly and take whatever they want. Not only do they steal food and livestock, but some believe they can help themselves to anything they desire. Lily now has something to fear.
Caleb Henry is running from his own battles, bleeding and broken. He seeks refuge in the cove and literally runs into Lily. Because he's injured, she shows compassion and sneaks him into her cabin, trusting her folks to tend him.
But there's more to Caleb than they see on the surface. His arrival changes their lives, and what happens going forward can never be undone.