When Linnie Colsworth comes from the East to visit relatives in Omaha, she is plunged into a wider, more hazardous world than she had ever known. In the wake of the Civil War, land seekers are pouring into the West and displacing the Indian tribes. Not interested in spending her days sewing and serving tea, Linnie travels up the Missouri to deliver a "Dear John" message to her cousin's fiancé, a handsome lieutenant - and suddenly becomes the wife of this stranger. They come to love and trust each other, but can they survive this raw frontier? Their harrowing story is based on the diary of a frontier wife.
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This story was taken from actually diary. Linnie Colsworth, travels up the Missouri River from Council Bluffs, Iowa to break her cousins, Cynthia's engagement after promising her she will let Norman Stafford know Cynthia has marriea another. Linnie makes her way to a fort in the wilderness to Norman. Norman tells her there is no place for her to stay and convices Linnie they should have a marry, so she will have a place to stay until the next boat arrives on the river to return her to civilization. Linnie finds one excuse after another for not taking each boat as it arrives. Eventually, Lieutenant Stafford and Linnie fall in love.This was not as good as her book A Lantern in Her Hand.