Orphaned at the age of five months, Lula’s search for her identity takes her from the banks of the Okefenokee Swamp to the Georgia state capital. Along the way Lula finds love and deception that ultimately sends her to prison’s death row to be the first woman executed in that state.
In the final desperate hours Father Mc Connor, the prison Priest, discovers a little known law that grants her a stay of execution. During the unraveling of the conspiracy plot Lula learns that she is a French citizen. Lula and her husband David travel to France. They arrive just ahead of the German invasion. David is taken out of the country, but Lula must remain. She takes charge of an exclusive vineyard during the occupation and becomes a vital link in the underground’s effort to smuggle Allied flyers through enemy lines to safety.