When Jennet Cordell is only 15, her father sells her into slavery to settle a debt. Meanwhile, in Michigan's vast white pine forests, Freeman Havlick finds that he cannot touch his land inheritance until he finds a wife. Both Jennet and Freeman get what they want out of their marriage of convenience---but neither expects to find love. This fast-paced Civil War-era frontier story, the first in The White Pines Chronicles, mixes adventure, romance, and sound values. 288 pages, softcover from Nelson.
This first book of The White Pines Chronicles is a sweeping historical novel of Janet Cordell's struggle to find freedom in a land torn by the Civil War. It is also the revealing story of the lumber barons who amassed millions of dollars as they robbed the northern midwest of its beautiful white pines.
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