Set in the months immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, A TIME TO HEAL continues the story of Maggie and Eli Smith and their unconventional household. Maggie’s friends and daughters remain in Gettysburg to care for a houseful of wounded soldiers. Maggie and Emily, having suffered terrible trauma during the battle, have moved with their husbands to another town. Everyone is hungry for healing and a return to normal life. But when an act of compassion is mistaken for civil disobedience, they find themselves in jeopardy once again.