The end of the Civil War brings many changes in a country that is reeling from the crippling
effect of broken trust and misunderstanding. Seventeen year old Jessica Compton is totally
unaware of what is happening politically. She is too wrapped up in her own emotions to
think about how the country might be faring. In a matter of days Jessie's daydream of
happiness becomes a nightmare of murder with all fingers pointed toward
a hangman's noose. When despair is at its peak, a stranger brings a liberating truth
and Jessie learns faith is not an emotion but a decision.