Return to the gorgeous terrain of Northern Virginia's horse country where three families - the Hills, the O'Connells, and the Browns – find their lives intertwined with the nuns of the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. A crime committed by two brothers serves as a catalyst to bring the families and friends together in the village of Braverton Mill. Meanwhile, new births are happening all around them, from the horses at Greyson to the inhabitants of both the Hill home and the O'Connell home. When expectant parents Charlie and Sue O'Connell decide that their small home won't hold another infant, they look around for something larger. Finding a classic brick manor, they buy the house and its acreage and begin restoring it. In the process, an astonishing secret is discovered in the basement of Sycamore Hill, a secret that will affect all the families as well as the nuns. Inspired by the extraordinary courage of actual conductors on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, this captivating book is a reminder that no matter what era we live in, we are all connected through our shared histories. Family is not necessarily determined by whose blood you carry, but by the love you share.