Hunter Dun Leigh, heir to the largest cotton plantation in Georgia, is the quintessential Southern gentleman. Beautiful women vie for his love: Chantal de Valr?as, his true love, whom he cannot marry but will never forget; Alezandra Whitfield, a Virginia blue blood; Lady Victoria, his aristocratic wife; and Sukie, his concubine. In the midst of his privileged existence, the War Between the States erupts, threatening Hunter's way of life. Hunter answers the South's call to arms while his brother, Ambrose, a staunch abolitionist, joins the North. When he meets Ambrose on the fields of Gettysburg, it is brother against brother in a contest that epitomizes the country's struggle. But as the guns fall silent and America struggles to recover, Hunter returns to Georgia and a world he no longer recognizes. Now he must begin rebuilding his life and his home. But will he ever find inner peace?