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From the PublisherSeveral historical people and events are woven into the story, but more memorable are the fictional characters at the forefront, their trials, and their relationships. Trottier, a Canadian writer whose ancestral tree includes branches at Fort Detroit, tells a memorable story without the sentimentality that often results when romance meets historical fiction.
The story draws us in quickly, the narrative unfolds smoothly, and period details are accurate without being intrusive. ... While there’s plenty to hold the interest in good younger readers, the issues raised should engage older, more sophisticated readers as well.
Engrossing historical adventure featuring a memorable feminist heroine.