Growing up during a war is hard enough with sudden shortages, battle noises and split loyalties. But having your father and brothers off fighting in the War make it even harder. At least it seems harder to eleven year old Elise Mc Kale, a young girl growing up in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her father and brothers are fighting alongside the Patriots. But her best friend's family has sided with the Loyalists. Where should Elise's loyalties be? When news reaches Elise and her mother, that her father and two of her brothers have been captured and her other brother is dead. Elise makes a final decision to be a Patriot. How could she side with the people who have hurt her family? But now she must make an even harder decision. Should she wait at home where it's safe and hope for the best? Or should she put a plan into action that will reunite her family? Whatever she chooses she will need all the help she can get, from her enemies.