I love to read anything by Laura Frantz and this great book is one of her best. It takes place in 1770’s in the frontier land of Kentucky. Frantz has a way of painting mind pictures of her characters that make you feel like you are right there with them. At times of danger, you are holding your breath until the danger has passed. I love the way she describes the people, both Indian and settlers, the land, the mountain ridges, rivers and forts. This is the story of Tempe Tucker and Sion Morgan, both very brave and heroic.Sion is a surveyor from Virginia traveling along with an older close friend and his brother in law who draws maps of the area. . Tempe lives with her mother and brother out in the wilds of the frontier. They have an inn and provide for the woodsmen and others that come through. Sion stays at the inn with his crew and Tempe draws his interest although he is not interested in commitment as he has to finish his surveying. He eventually enlists Tempe to be a guide for him to some unknown caves. There is so much danger and perils along the way, constant look out for Indians on the warpath. They are eventually captured in spite of their constant watching. Loss of lives and much more in this most interesting story of the uncharted wilds of the early frontier. Also romance. Sion realizes that he is in love with Tempe and he will forego surveying for her love. There is much history here of the settling of the country during the time of Daniel Boone………….I was given a complimentary copy from Revell to read and review.