A classic style western written by one of the first female western writers. Caroline Lockhart was a rancher, writer and possibly the first woman to go over Glacier National Parks Swiftcurrent Pass. The story of a young abandoned woman who makes good in an unforgiving West. The town focuses on "society" and "class". She has little influence from women in her life. The town chose to whisper about and insult her. Her guardian is murdered and though Kate is not put in jail, rumor continues to say that she was the murderer. The adversity makes her stronger until she eventually becomes a wealthy woman.