This is the second book of a series by Colleen Coble about the life of a young woman in 19th century America. Sarah Montgomery lives in the Midwest, Wabash Indiana to be precise and like a truly modern woman, Sarah sometimes has to decide between her heart and family expectations.
With her friend Rand Campbell off to war and held captive in Andersonville Prison, her brother expects Sarah to become engaged to Ben Croftner. Is Ben the love of her life? No, definitely not the love that Sarah hoped for, but her family expected her to be engaged and when Rand finally returns from the war, Sarah is engaged, which leads the disappointed Rand to board a train west. Sarah knows that Ben is not a good man, but now with Rand gone and her brother expecting Sarah to go through with the marriage to Ben despite his obvious character flaws, Sarah is at a crossroads.
After her father died, Sarah sees no reason to remain in Indiana and boards to a train to follow Rand to Fort Laramie, but when she arrives Rand has already found someone else. Rand is engaged to the eager daughter of the fort commander. Will Sarah be able to prove to Rand that she is his true love and be able to make Rand break off the engagement to Jessie DuBois? Well, Sarah better hurry and watch out, because Ben is also on his way to Fort Laramie since he is now working as an Indian trader and is still pursuing Sarah despite the broken off engagement.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this book is solely my own and has not been influenced by a third party.