Auralie Covington has been promised to a man she barely knows—the son of a wealthy plantation owner whose political connections with her father resulted in the arranged marriage. Although she dreads ending up like her mother—nothing more than an ornament on her husband’s arm—she doesn’t know how to change what she sees as inevitable.

Colton Danfield and his friend Barnabas—a free slave—work the land and raise sheep in the Georgia mountains. Amid rumors of secession echoing across the state, Colton’s faith is tried and his heart is stolen when he encounters Auralie.
But even though their attraction is mutual, Auralie knows all too well that she and Vance are from two different worlds. Will they be able to see past preconceived notions and bridge differences to find love?