Amid the turmoil of the Great War, this historical vel explores a young woman's struggle to discover the truth surrounding her childhood abandonment. Even after twelve years, Gemma Enman can still remember her amazement and pride at being singled out from among her siblings by her father to travel with him by train from Prince Edward Island all the way to Brookfield, New Hampshire. But seven year old Gemma had way of kwing how long and tedious a trip it would be or that her father planned to return to their island home without her. Though she has enjoyed a loving home with her grandparents, she remains deeply wounded by her childhood abandonment and haunted by the fear that a shameful secret surrounded the circumstances of her birth. Now a young woman, Gemma has met and fallen in love with Lionel Maines, a man of hor, integrity, and prospects. As Gemma and Lionel plan for their future together, Gemma continues to be haunted by her past. She kws that before she can fulfill her pledge to Lionel, she must keep a promise she made to herself.