After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke--men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide.
Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it isn't long before Sion must admit that her abilities may outmatch his own. But can the tenuous tie they are forming survive the dangers waiting just around the bend?
With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons you to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.
This book is set in the 1770's and although you don't need to know the history of that period I do feel if you know some of it; it would help you understand this book more. I found the start of the book slow to get into, however the more I got into the story the more caught up I was in it.
They were very brave people in those days those settlers. The mortality rate was awfully high. They had a very adventurous spirit and a bravery to be admired. The constant threat of being attacked by the Indians or being hurt on the trails must have been so scary for them all.
Laura did indeed bring to life the people and hard times they went through. Also it showed you how resilient people had to be. Tempe and Sion (pronounced SHON) were perfect for one another and although their outcome won't come as a shock the path to get to that happy ending goes through many ups and downs.
Stars out of 5 : 3.5 I will admit to nearly throwing in the towel with this book at the start, but once I got into the book more, I enjoyed it more. If you like stories from the late 1700's you will enjoy this book.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.