Leah travels to Washington D.C. with her father to share the Gospel with soldiers. Jeff briefly joins them and travels north into Union territory to search for his captured father. Later, Leah and her sister Sarah travel south to Richmond, in Confederate territory, to care for their ailing uncle Silas, and Leah has to defend her sister against charges of treason.
Yankee Belles in Dixie is the second of a ten book series, that tells the story of two close families find themselves on different sides of the Civil War after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861. Thirteen year old Leah becomes a helper in the Union army with her father, who hopes to distribute Bibles to the troops. Fourteen year old Jeff becomes a drummer boy in the Confederate Army and struggles with faith while experiencing personal hardship and tragedy. The series follows Leah, Jeff, family, and friends, as they experience hope and God's grace through four years of war.