In this romance novel, Kathleen’s money runs out as her stagecoach arrives at a frightening spot in the Michigan Territory. A lady traveling alone in 1823 did not have any protection from the uncivilized men found in remote trapping communities, so Kathleen takes on another name and poses as the mail order bride of the gentle Luther, who has just arrived at the trading post to collect his mail, and now his bride! She had been on the run from her frightening past and hopes that she could hide out with Luther in the wilderness.
The book lacks historical and logistic sense, as she finds herself traveling from out East to New Orleans to Michigan with the seeming ease of a 20th-century traveler. The man who is searching for her also seems to have no trouble finding her in these faraway and remote regions. Kathleen and Luther have to address issues about one another before the trust of a relationship can develop, so this is an interesting journey of discovery. The ending is also an interesting one, and leaves me wondering if consequences would occur for the couple.