Set in America as it is drawn into World War IIĀ  by the attack on Pearl Harbour, the book chronicles the Farman family, who had lived quiet, industrious lives on Farman Hill for generations until the war came into their lives. There is courage and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy, heroism and treachery…and a lonely young wife’s desperate struggle to keep love alive in a world shattered by hate. Keyes was married to a Washington politician and she revealed here the failings of Congress in one of her characters, who betrays his country because of his sympathy for Germany.