Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality. When Lauras sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences. In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sisters life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandons motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn . . . and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.
Bestselling author Tracie Peterson has written more than ninety novels and was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award. Her stories resonate with both her passion for history and flair for adventure. Tracie and her family live in Montana.