Returning to the South after the end of the Civil War, Elsie and her family look forward to the new peace. But Elsie, her husband, and their five young children discover that their beloved homeland bears terrible wounds. The war has left anger and bitterness in its wake. Old resentments are revived. Secret forces gather, and violence is a constant threat. No one is safe from men who attack their innocent victims under the cover of darkness. When Elsie and her loved ones became the targets of hate-filled words and actions, will their faith be strong enough to protect them from harm?