Don't try to fool yourself, Lydia, she told herself. Hear the call of the whippoorwills. Hear the rustling of the wind in the trees. Feel the loneliness of the night. All things call to their own kind and are answered, but no one answers the call of your heart. You cry in vain. You are alone with your children-alone, alone. William has gone to war.
So begins Lydia Walker's struggle to survive and to protect and provide for her children on their Mississippi farm during the difficult days of the Civil War. How she succeeds makes Against The Darkness Of The Night a poignant, heartwarming and suspenseful story of one woman's valiant efforts to keep the home fires burning until her man comes home. Fiction, based on fact, it is a story that all ages can enjoy.