Wild Fire acquaints readers with Wakara as she struggles with anger over her mother's death, resentment at her new ranch duties, and a blossoming friendship with a young ranch hand at Eagle Lodge. She sometimes feels that her horse Lily is the only one who really understands her. When Wakara and her brother get caught in a raging forest fire, she learns to trust God in everything.
Linda Shands is a prolific writer of magazine articles and the author of four adult novels and one nonfiction book. She loves the Oregon wilderness and lives in the small town of Cottage Grove with her husband, a cat, two horses, and twin golden retrievers.