Across an ocean, to another land and time, the brooch goes from hand to hand, heart to heart. As the Civil War rages, Kay Lane does what most women do--she works to keep her country home intact, struggles to manage her family's small shop and waits for word that the chaos that's invaded their lives will soon come to an end. She hopes, too, for word of the man who has claimed her heart. Marsh was one of the first to volunteer for duty, and now that he's gone Kay wishes they had married before he left. But regrets won't win a war, and as Marsh fights his battles, Kay wages her own crusade for freedom. She becomes a conductor for the Underground Railroad, using her ancestral brooch to signal the arrival of new fugitives. But will Kay and Marsh's shared love and unerring belief that freedom belongs to all be enough to shelter them through the next big battle? Gettysburg looms and the hands and hearts that hold the brooch will be forced to endure new trials. Only time will tell if freedom's touch will unite--or separate--them.