Tamsen has come with her mother and step-father to be pledged for marriage. Her step-father is quite controlling of both her mother and Tamsen, but when she witnesses rough treatment of a slave during dinner, Tamsen decides she cannot marry this man. Her mother tries to reveal a long held family secret, but her step-father murders her with a slap and push. Tamsen escapes with the help of an Indian trapper who is in the area trading furs. Jesse Bird aids Tamsen because he just feels it is the right thing to do. But trouble follows them each step of the way.
This novel is the story of wrong made right through God’s love and forgiveness. But also includes the penalties for greed and lies. The story is easy to follow and gives insight into the lives of those who settled our country.
I enjoyed the book and learned some history along the way.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher, Waterbrook Press. All opinions expressed are my own.