By Margaret Elphinstone
Elphinstone takes the reader back in time and intertwines this story with enduring themes of love, war and family ties . . .Tweet
Quite enjoyed this book but didn't think it was brilliant. The plot is simply a man (a Quaker) looking for his missing sister. It's set in wild west north America with the native American Indians (as the author refers to the first nation people) much in evidence and being urged to help the British in the war of 1812. The author, herself a Quaker, uses the novel to give us much history about the war, the first nation people of America and Canada, and Quaker history and for me it was all this history, especially of the battles, that made it less than brilliant. However, if you like historically accurate novels with a good plot then this could be the one for you.