At and early age, Abraham and Anna realize the journey of life has its twists and turns. Abraham is from a family of hard working people of Dutch-German descent, and his father is a builder of fine furniture. Anna comes from a prominent family in the community, and her father is a law counselor. Abraham and Anna meet at the tender age of four, when an early bond occurs. On the day they begin school, they meet two other first graders, Samuel and Naomi, who will become their lifelong friends. As the four friends grow up, they are inseparable. By the age of fourteen, Abraham and Anna begin to court, as do Samuel and Naomi. However, a pact made by four friends from the previous generation, turns all their lives on end. The story takes us on a journey from 18th century Bound Brook, New Jersey, to England, France, Boston, and New Castle, Delaware. Along the journey, the friends come to realize Romans 8:28: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" is an integral part of their lives.