Fresh from medical school in the 1860s—and a woman at that—the young Cheney Duvall struggles to find a position as a doctor. She has almost given up hope when Asa Mercer turns up requesting her services as chaperone and physician for two hundred brides-to-be on a sea voyage from New York to the Washington Territory. Cheney jumps at the opportunity. Accompanied by an unlikely nurse, wayworn soldier Shiloh Irons, she finds herself facing an arduous voyage and dangers for which her medical training could not possibly have prepared her.
Authors: Lynn Morris & Gilbert Morris