When a disastrous decision by the new wagon master forces Jesselynn Highwood and her companions to separate from the wagon train, she races back to Fort Laramie to find a guide to take them to Oregon. But the guide has a far different plan, and following her heart, Jesselyn agrees to join him, her rag-tag band in tow. The ensuing journey is fraught with hardship and danger. Is hope for the future sill a prospect?
Back in the East, Louisa Highwood and brother Zachary are captured by Union soldiers for smuggling medical supplies into Richmond. Can Louisa find a way to obtain her brother’s freedom before it’s too late?
Rare courage and dogged determination will be hallmarks of the Highwoods’ long way home. Their futures–and that of their beloved Twin Oaks–hang in the balance.
Author: Lauraine Snelling