Clare Inglesby is widowed while crossing the mountains to a new settlement in the late 1700s. She wakes to find herself in labor and shortly after to discover her five year old son missing. It appears that he has been captured by Shawnees. She is determined to do anything she can to find him. She joins with frontiersman Jeremiah Ring to go deep into the wilderness to find him. Clare discovers that her son has already been adopted by Jeremiah's Shawnee sister who does not want to give him up.
I am a fan of early American historical fiction so I was ready to settle in and read this book. I found this to be an easy read. To me, the most attractive qualities of the story and characters were when they learned to view another person's perspective on a personal and cultural level. I think balancing a story set in this time period can be difficult. The author did try to put in perspectives from both cultures as she navigated this difficult line.
While I thought there could have been a little more depth to the story, it was an easy read that showed how the main character Clare was willing to challenge her own views over time to meet her goal of getting her son back. I think because the book was not very long, is why it felt rushed to me. A lot happened in the story in what felt like a short amount of time.
I would note for readers that this is a Christian Historical Fiction book, so there are mentions of personal belief from the characters, and that is a focus at times in the story. I only mention this as some readers care more than others if that is present.
If you are looking for a quick historical fiction read set in early American history, this one might interest you.
**I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.**
*Receiving a free copy of this book does not change my review. It simply provides me with a copy of a book I would not have gotten to as soon or heard about otherwise.