Mirisa Eppes was born in 1846, the only daughter of a wealthy Virginia family. When the war broke out in the South, she was on the verge of coming out in society as a beautiful obedient daughter with dreams of marriage and children. However, destiny had been waiting a long time for her and once she stepped through the doors of the haunted Natchez plantation her life would never be ordinary or peaceful. 1862 takes you through her journey into the past with Conrad who is trying to lift a curse placed on his family as she opens up to feelings of desire and confusion. The entire Series of The Visitor is covered in six books. This is the first book of the story.