The leisurely life Louis has intended does not include revolution.Charles Town, South Carolina, 1772—Louis Lestarjette arrives from France without purpose or plans beyond reconnecting with family and making a profit.
Finding the town questioning its alliances, Louis must make decisions about the direction in his life, even as he tries to avoid all political conflict.
He wonders if he will be able to stay neutral in a battle for independence.
When decisive events confront him, Louis finds himself torn between staying with the woman he loves or escaping the coming conflicts.
Elizabeth Elliott trusts that God will hold her close in uncertain and changing times.
Faced with difficult decisions about her loyalties, she finds comfort in close friends, a devout sister, and her music.
When the mysterious Frenchman with no commitment to God or Charles Town enters her life, he challenges her role in the political battle.
She must decide what actions she can take for the cause, if any at all.