From the coast of Africa to the Trail of Tears, the destiny of three races is altered forever as a country is plunged into Civil War. Chigua and Sydney LeFleure. Slaves with a past . . . and an unexpected future. Carolyn and Richmond Davidson. A man and woman of faith whose decision to free their slaves ignites the flames of resentment burning in the South. Denton Beaumont. The pro-slavery neighbor with political aspirations. Seth Davidson. Sharing his father?'s views puts his life in danger. Will the war separate him from his home and force him to choose between two worlds? James Waters. A man living in two worlds. His daughter, Cherity, must find a way to unite both worlds. As the slavery issue heats up, neighbors and family members are forced to take sides. Owning property, both human and land, had become a right of every Southerner?a right that many would die to protect. It is a dark and dangerous time in the turbulent South. Succession has begun . . . loyalties and families are divided . . . and every man must decide for himself, the true cost of freedom.Phillips, Michael is the author of 'Dream of Life ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780842377782 and ISBN 0842377786.