In a lavish, yet Christian ceremony Elsie marries her true love. They set off for a honeymoon at Elsie’s estate, Viamede. There, a dangerous criminal tries to kill the newly weds, but is foiled in his attempt. Elsie and her husband, Edward, come back to the Oaks, but set off again soon for Europe. While they are there, the American Civil War breaks out. Elsie and her family stay in Italy, but many loved ones are still back home in America. Will her friends and family stay safe? Or will they be torn apart by different loyalties? Read this exciting book to find out.