The struggles in Elizabeth's life have been trivial, but everything changes with Lincoln's election. As states quickly begin seceding from the Union, and Civil War is declared, Elizabeth finds herself caught up in a collapsing country. Her worries extend further than just her own troubles, especially once her family is pulled into the fight.
The adventurous girl always finds herself in new and exciting situations, but luck never seems to be on her side. For Elizabeth, it is one disaster after another, but her resilience keeps her grounded as she deals with unimaginable sufferings.
Elizabeth's family, much like her country, is being torn apart.