Aislynn’s New York life comes to an end when tragedy strikes and she plans her escape West, following the man who has her heart. With Johnny at her side she braves the frontier and makes an epic journey across the wilderness but at sixteen she quickly realises that she has a lot to learn.
This coming of age novel has all my favourite subjects intertwined within a story that is both beautifully romantic and horribly sad. Aislynn is a strong female lead in a time when women were not appreciated for their strength. The historically accurate setting and the emotion that pours through Denning’s characters made this a riveting read.