A Civil War saga of love that triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. Rachel Meredith basked in the realization of all her dreams and then came Sherman. As his torch moves ever closer she faces the loss of everything that was important to her....Sweetwater Manor, the plantation for which she had risked everything and Andrew the love of her life. Her dreams could turn to ashes in a moment. Yet her hope remained steadfast that beauty would bloom from the ashes.