|| On Maryland's Eastern Shore, the division of the Civil War is an inescapable reality for many households. For the Turner brothers, it means choosing politics over blood. Although his younger brother goes south to join the Rebels, Jeremiah feels honor-bound to defend the Stars and Stripes even at the risk of meeting Charlie on the battlehfield and facing a deeper conflict of loyalities. His wife, Clara, is left behind at Laurel Hill to manage the farm with her father-in-law and his slaves. As the country is torn apart by opposing forces from within. Clara must find the strength to live in a world of uncertainty and change. What began as an act of patriotic loyalty for Jeremiah will become a test of character and courage. And as the death toll clims into the thousands, Clara clings to the desperate hope that her husband will come back to her alive. Before it ends, the war will take back far more than they could have anticipated. But in the wake of its destruction, Jeremiah and Clara will learn that sometimes victory can only come through surrender.