Isolated on the frontier of colonial Deerfield, Massachusetts, Sarah yearns to know what lies beyond the distant hills - beyond her strict Puritan life.
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Sophie and Hugh are left homeless when their house is bombed during the London Blitz. Their mother is seriously injured and their Dad is away fighting, so the children are sent to their grandfather in Ireland. Sophie is scared - they have never met grandfather but his letters cause such trouble in the house, and their Dad never speaks of him. How…
Her family confined to their home for reasons she does not understand, she finds the daily routine of caring for her younger siblings, reading her Bible, and sitting in quiet contemplation only deepens her want to explore the world outside the window. What she cannot know is that her family lies dangerously exposed to those with ambitions to rid the land of the English.
Lurking amidst the majestic beauty, which captivates her imagination, their enemies, the French and their Native allies, await the opportunity to strike.
With the enemy at hand, Sarah learns what lies beyond, but it is as nothing as she imagined or dreamed, for she awakens into a nightmare.