This ts a beautiful, haunting, poignant, sad and yet happy romance taking place during and toward the end of the Revolutionary war, in the year of 1783. Laura Frantz is such a fantastic writer that you feel you are in the same room with her characters. You feel their joys and heartaches, see the fog shrouded country side, feel the snow and the intense cold as they wade through it. Her characters are so well described that you know just the sort of person they are. You will love General Seamus Ogilvy, who is a very strong and loyal man, but you can sense his shyness and uncertainty. His near neighbor is Miss Sophie Menzies,a spinster whose father is a traitor and has abandoned her. Miss Menzies is about to lose the family home,Three Chimneys,(such interesting names for the two estates) Sophie has no income and the estate taxes have not been paid and her brother has not returned from battle and is feared dead, The only way to keep her home is to marry someone who can pay the taxes. Sophie meets Seamus’ little girl, Lily Cate, who is a motherless sweetheart and looses her heart completely. This is the bond that is formed between Seamus and Sophie, but is it enough to build a marriage together? There are many ups, downs, gripping suspense, mysteries and christian faith in the story, that will keep you turning the pages. Have you ever read a book that you hated to see end because it was so interesting? Well this is certainly one. Laura Frantz has written another best seller in this one. I was gifted this book for an honest review and it was my pleasure to do so. I know my words do not do justice to this compelling novel.