Once again Imogen Martin has swept me across time and across oceans to inhabit the world of her characters. I was so completely absorbed in the world of the Oregon Trail in the 1840s that I could hear the creak of the wagons, smell saddle leather and horses.

Grace is running away with guilt in her soul, desperate to protect her younger brother and deliver them both safely to the only family they have left, in Oregon. The journey is long and gruelling and many believe it should not be undertaken by a woman alone. And the irascible military leader of the expedition  is one of them.

Of course the stage is set for romance, but there is also adventure, mystery and a great deal of historical research has gone into breathing life and depth into this wonderful story. All I can say is, I hope the author’s as fast a writer as she’s accomplished, because I just want to read more.