A wilderness filled with dangers waiting around every bend. A Virginian surveyor intent on helping to colonize the land of Kentucke. An innkeeper’s daughter wanting the surveying party gone before her secret is revealed.
When Tempe Tucker is asked to guide the surveying party through Kentucke she initially declines. However, she soon changes her mind. The group heads into the woods and it does not take Sion Morgan long to realize there is more to Tempest than meets the eye. The thing is, Tempe is not the only one keeping a secret.
This story sucked me right in and held me tight. I inhaled it. The descriptions of wilderness life in 1777, the characters and their personalities. I felt as though I was part of the surveying group. The story is filled with riches in history mixed beautifully with fiction. I happily recommend this book to anyone who is a fan not only of Laura Frantz but also of settlement stories, history, and/or adventures. From beginning to end it was well-written. And may I add, I love that Tempe was portrayed as a GUIDE for the surveying party! She also was part of their night security watch. In an era when that would have been frowned upon more than accepted.
*I received this book free from Revell in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts.*