Ruth, a proud and defiant slave, has known little kindness since she was taken from her mother at the tender age of thirteen. Sold and purchased for breeding, Ruth’s heart is overcome with bitterness. She’s paid a high price for being beautiful and strong. Now what she desires and longs for most, as she faces being sold again, is to be free.
Bo, an ex-slave, is well educated and strong in his faith. Though he tends his farm in Tidewater, his real business is buying slaves to set them free. He is shaken when he sees Ruth on the auction block. Freedom for her comes at a high price. Will he be able to pay it?
When Nat Turner, a preacher and self-proclaimed prophet, comes to Tidewater he rallies the blacks there to join the cause for freedom. His stance is clear. It’s time to fight or die trying.
Three hearts set on freedom. Two men take different paths in their pursuit. One woman longs for it but cannot seem to grasp what it truly means to be free.