The Civil War is over and the South is reeling from the loss and devastation of the war. Colleen and Steven must now travel from Virginia to their home in Georgia. The road is fraught with hardship and peril; from bear attacks and cave dwellers, to Unionists out for revenge.
Even after reaching home, their journey does not end. They are faced with the struggles of rebuilding their home, dealing with devastating losses, finding their place in a new South, and mending what the war has torn apart. It is a time of reconstruction, Black Codes, and the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan.
This is the story of the South and its people, rising from the ashes of war; the journey back from grief, death, and adversity.