When Thomas Stone moved to a small town in Alabama he never expected to fall in love with the wealthiest landowner's highest priced slave. Thomas gets the money to buy her from her master and frees her at the first chance he can safely. They make their way to go to Mexico, but the South is on the brink of secession and war and will do anything to fight for anything that goes against their way of life. The two lovers must have courage in the face of peril. They encounter many people who help them along the way, but is a little luck and strong faith enough for the two lovers to make it to safety?