It's such a peaceful February in the Rockies that no one realizes hundreds are still dying as the Civil War rages on in the South. Nothing could have convinced Charlene Peace, half Crow Indian, to leave her mountain home, until handsome Boone Manwaring delivered his earth-shattering news. Charlene and Boone are propelled to travel South toward Richmond, the seat of the heaviest fighting. In the South,Charlene and Boone begin to understand more about the politics of war. As the danger of being "Northerners" in the South grows,Charlene and Boone must decide whether it's worth the risk to stay and fulfill their mission. What they discover in the process may end or change the course of their lives forever.