The Civil War has ended, but Sayra Martin's beloved home in Port Hudson, Louisiana, will never be the same. Never will the safety of her slow-witted niece be assured, now that the brutish Union soldiers have come to town.
Together, Sayra and Lily head north to Julesberg, Colorado, where Sayra quickly finds work, and romance, at the Western Union station. From the moment Truman Taylor hires her, he suspects she may be the one woman who can lead him back to the Lord, who can help him forget his tragic past.
But will Truman trust in the Lord enough to forgive himself? And will Sayra find the strength to put behind her, at long last, the horrors of war?
The war is over but only on paper.