Just as Marike takes her first adult steps toward love and independence, her lover is called away to take up arms against the British. Soon she finds the blissful life she had envisioned for herself dashed and she must use her wits and inner strength to find her way. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary era New York, Rae's ninth novel brings this period to vivid and thrilling life.
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Prior to the Revolutionary War, everything west of Albany was wilderness. Safer travel and the promise of land opened this frontier. The interaction between European settlers and Native Americans transformed New York, and the paths they walked still bear the footprints of their experiences, like the shrine to Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda. Industry…