18-yr old Edward is sent to the frontline to defend his country, leaving his widowed mother & younger sister behind. When wounded soldiers arrive at his house and with the enemy closing in on his village, his mother, Hannah decides to help them. While many of the villagers flee to avoid the impending danger, Hannah believes her son's safe return is linked to these men's safety. More
In 1923, Macedonia (fictional country) pushes its troops and rolls its tanks into Cronia territory (fictional country), starting a bitter war that separates young men from their families to take their arms. Along the common border, a tiny Cronian village is about to be run over, and arrangements are made to evacuate. However, for Claire, a seven year old girl and her mother, Hannah, they are compelled to remain behind, shouldering the unexpected burden of helping five weary soldiers of their own, three critically wounded.
Everyone knows the horrid consequence of saving their own soldiers when the enemy arrives. But Hannah has obligations that go beyond worrying about her own or daughter's safety.
Edward, her only son, has been away fighting in the war, and she hasn't heard from him for a while. Dead or alive, Hannah isn't aware but among the five soldiers taking refuge in her home, one of them has crossed Edward's path and ensured his survival, according to his son's last letter.
Now it's her turn to repay that gratitude. Can her isolated action ensure Edward's return? Hannah thinks so because she believes things don't connect or happen without a reason.
And Edward coming home is that reason.