A little more than six years have passed since the end of the War Between the States, and life in Mobile, Alabama isnt easy.Claire Montgomery is twenty-five and unmarried. After years of listening to her mamas caution regarding men, shes determined to stay single. Until Dr. Andrew Fletcher arrives in her little town on the bay and shes irresistibly smitten.Andrew tends to the elite at Mobile City Hospital, but also cares for the poor Negroes in a less desirable part of the city. Despite criticism from the hospital administrator, hes determined to stand by his principles and help anyone in need. Regardless of the color of their skin.Their whirlwind romance is quickly followed by a wedding proposal. But Claires world crashes around her when she discovers a painful truth. With no choice but to run away, she leaves Mobile and soon realizes shes carrying his child.Every decision Claire makes changes the lives of those she loves. The secrets and deceptions she creates blur the line between lies and truth, until she cant discern one from the other.