A minister's daughter abandoned during war survives by taking on the grueling work of an army laundress. A wounded widower feels God has forsaken him. Will her devout care bring medicine to his soul or rub salt in his wounds? Ellen White is assigned to attend a debilitated artillery captain after the Battle of Second Manassas. She offers God's strength, but Gideon Sharpe would rather rely on his own. He would prove himself devoted to his motherless infant daughters, the sort of father he never had. Ellen longs for the security of a home and to feel cherished. Can a jaded and broken man fulfill her fondest hopes?