Liza Byers, a sweet, spunky, smart, and strong willed young girl, who is the eldest daughter of a store keeper is growing up Catholic in Boston in 1775. She has grown up in the midst of the revolution's prewar saga, deciding herself to be a Whig like her father, and has dealt with being a Catholic in a city where her faith is frowned upon. Life has always been light and exciting to her, and the riots and the protesting have been a game, but once the war breaks out everything in her life goes down hill. Liza finds herself in an arranged marriage with one of her father's apprentices, when she actually loves the other one. As punishment for going into battle at Lexington, Liza is forced to work for a rich family of Tories in the midst of a scandal. Her eyes are also opened to other issues such as slavery, something that she just simply cannot stand for. As the war rages on, she must find her place in it, and declare her own independence so that she can truly live the free life that everyone is fighting for.
*Previously titled "The Hearts of Patriots." This is still the same story, but with a new title and cover*