While war escalates on every side, twenty-one-year-old Amanda wages her own internal battles. Betrayed by those who masqueraded behind claims of love, she takes flight from the sinister world that had held her in its grip. None but her pursuers apprehend the value of the secrets she possesses. The success of England's war effort lies in the balance.
As the European powers descend into open warfare, unprecedented peril lurks at every hand. For the Rutherfords of Devonshire, the call to arms is an inescapable duty. But to commit a son to the conflict as well as a father represents a test of faith unlike anything they have faced.
Insulated by the surrounding Alps from the political and military storms raging across Europe, the residents of the Chalet of Hope offer refuge and respite to the weary and faint of spirit. But despite the tranquility of their alpine paradise, some troubling, yet unspoken emotion stirs in the heart of their young guest.