It's early May 1865 and the entire south has been devastated by the Civil War. Slaves have been freed, but there is little work, little food for them--or those who used to own them. With Hampton York's cash money scarce, can the plantation he has dreamed of owning ever be returned to its former glory? Young Theo has searched for his mama--a former slave--for months. Will the former slave reunite with the son she desperately longs to find?