Struggling to catch her breath, Emilie stopped, leaning against the building. Her lungs burned with exertion, worry threatened to overtake her. The boys, who had taken Henry in their excitement, had long disappeared. Not your typical war story, The Cause: Love & War tells of a young woman's struggle to understand war from both sides. Southern-born Emilie Prescott and her family move rth to rid themselves of trouble in the south before the real trouble of war begins. Artfully crafted, the story plays out in the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Emilie carries her southern values rth to live and learn from the town that teaches her lessons of life, all while discovering an understanding of the war from both sides. Facing decisions that will t only change her life but also threaten to change everything she has ever kwn, Emilie interacts with the real historical people of Gettysburg to tell this war story from the civilian point of view.