March 27, 2010
This novel follows the protagonist Beth Calhoun from her abusive
marriage through her struggle to become a strong woman able to stand
on her own. Set near the Canadian border on Rainy Lake, the story
introduces Seth, a native American, and his Ojibwa spirituality as
well as Beth’s dark family history, which haunts her.
The characters are appealing, the unusual setting is strongly
portrayed, and the resolution, while predictable, is satisfying. If
you like romance, historical anecdotes, and Native American lore, this
book should be on your list to read.