About the Book:
Brielle Durand is still haunted by the massacre that killed her mother a dozen years before. Vowing to never let it happen again, she’s risen to be the key defender for her people’s peace-loving French settlement living in hidden caves in the Canadian Rockies. When a foreigner wanders too near to their secret home, she has no choice but to disarm and capture him. But now, what to do with this man who insists he can be trusted?
Hoping to escape past regrets, Evan MacManus ventured into the unknown, assigned to discover if the northern mountains contain an explosive mineral that might help America win the War of 1812. Despite being taken prisoner, Evan is determined to complete his mission. But when that assignment becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of the villagers and Brielle, does he follow through on his promise to his government or take a risk on where his heart is leading him? Either choice will cause harm to someone.
Brielle and Evan must reconcile the warring in their hearts to have any hope of finding peace for their peoples.
This is a book for readers who like a thoughtful narrative driven by dialouge. The events of the book happen in one location and primarly in one room. While actions are discussed, and there are moments of activity, this book is more of a slow and steady unfolding of the heart and mind.
While I enjoy thoughtful, character driven books this one lacked some of the spark I normally look for in a tale. If you are looking for a story centered on a slow shifting of perceptions then this might be just the book for you.
I received a free digital galley of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.