Two men, linked together by their love for one woman, answer the call of duty.
Sophia has been promised in marriage to Jesse since the day she was born. When he leaves to fight for the South, he promises to return and marry her under her mother's rose arbor.
When Sophia's best friend, Gavin, enlists to fight for the North, he shatters her heart into a million pieces. But she loves Jesse, doesn't she?
Sophia struggles to save Arbor Rose after her parents die. The slaves have run off and the South has lost the War. Another blue coat is staggering down the hill, coming to steal the last of her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy can commit the vilest of acts, Sophia shoots him. And then discovers its Gavin, the champion of her youth.
A dark secret lurks in Gavin's heart, darker than the despicable acts of war. He carries a letter for Sophia from Jesse. Gavin must find the courage to tell her what really happened to Jesse on that bloody battlefield. And she'll hate him for it.
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