Dear Reader, I am afraid for us. So begins Sophie’s journal on Christmas Eve, 1861. An no wonder. She lives in Comfort, Texas, during the Civil War, and her father makes no secret of being a Unionist in a state that has left the Union. Terrible things are happening to German Texans like Sophie’s family because they are on the wrong side. Since her father refuses to be silent, Sophie must find a way to save her family.