After the death of her mother Roxanna Rowan takes a dangerous journey to see her father who is stationed at Fort Endeavor in Kentucky. Chased by indians she leads a rag tag group of women and a mute child through the wilderness to the fort.
Once there she finds only heartbreak at the arrival of the Colonel and his announcement that her father is dead. Thus begins a heartbreaking journey of love, forgiveness and ultimate restoration of broken hearts. Holding fast to her faith and the beloved memory of her father Roxanna quickly becomes the heart and backbone of a desolate forsaken place.
In the midst she finds herself in love with the Colonel. However he is bound by a promise he made her father and a guilt that is eating at his very soul. Will her love and steadfast faith be a light that will lead him to a place of healing? Or will these very secrets and torments of his soul lead to more brokenness?
I found myself crying as the two struggled with their emotions, their past, their love and forgiveness. This author has done an excellent job of creating a story that will be hard to put down and even harder to forget. I believe it will become a favorite of many a reader as they journey into the deep and dangerous wilderness into the midst of the war with the British and the Indians. They will feel their heart wrench inside them as old family bitterness plays out on the battle fields and as prayers are lifted to God for an old testament miracle.
Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell for this review copy.