Prior to the Civil War, Ann Couper Fraser find herself grieving the deaths of her husband and parents. Her family has fallen on hard times and has lost its home. Reluctantly, she relocates to Marietta, Georgia, near Atlanta. When the war begins, her son and grandson enlist in the Confederate Army. But Anne herself has strong sympathy towards the Unionists. Anne's life is falling apart around her and she must find out if she can pick up the pieces and start again.