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In the rugged Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, seventeen-year-old Hannah Mills plans her entire life around love. The young heroine of Hannah from Loam Hill is determined to meet her true love and raise a family. But for Hannah, fate has a different set of plans. Paralyzed after a terrifying ordeal in the woods, the innocent girl is suddenly forced to face life from the steel prison of a wheelchair. Soon Hannah must fight not just her own demons of despair and loneliness, but join her family in a struggle to survive poverty and the aftermath of war. The Mills family proudly bears the pain and worry when Hannah’s brothers are drafted to fight in World War II. Hannah finds comfort in writing to GIs fighting far away on the battlegrounds of Europe. Yet despite promises of new love, Hannah soon finds that emotional wounds are often deeper than physical ones as she meets soldiers devastated by the effects of combat. Will Hannah ever be able to find love, or will her disability stand in the way of her dreams?