Marriage to Nolan Houston has brought deep contentment to Jasmine, and life at their horse farm on the outskirts of Lowell, Massachusetts, is both challenging and satisfying. The harmony they love is disrupted, however, when news of tragedy forces Jasmine and Nolan to uproot their family and travel south to manage the plantation of her childhood.

The reception they receive upon their arrival is anything but welcoming. Jasmine, however, is determined to uphold her anti-slavery beliefs and free the slaves laboring at The Willows. But when an explosive act destroys their plans, the lives of those they’ve promised to protect hang in the balance.