Out of the 19th century period of reconstruction comes former Sergeant Jack Grady of the Stonewall Brigade, his family, and a diverse cast of southern characters trying to rebuild their ravaged land. Join them in an epic 1865 journey across the war-torn South. Meet this beleaguered farm family from the mountains, and you will get a perspective of our nation that transcends and enhances textbook history.
On the pivotal edge of the 20th century, the beautiful and determined Ivey Rose Grady falls in love with the captain and owner of a steamboat. Things go horribly wrong - not at all as she wished in her young, innocent dreams. Into the story strides her younger brother, Jody Lee, a nearly perfect replica of his grandfather, Jack Grady, only bigger. The young man deals out his own very special brand of justice to those who would harm his beloved sister.