Life in the Pennsylvania colonies in the early 1760s meant new beginnings for many, brought to the land in search of freedom, adventure, and the chance for new beginnings. Everything good that they were traveled with most of them, while everything bad and petty, cruelly ambitious and greedy, came along packed in the baggage of others.
Lord Dominick Crown hadn't so much emigrated to New Eden than he had fled there to escape his past. Byrna Cassidy had left Ireland with high hopes for a new life with her father's family.
For both, the future seemed bright. But that was before the worlds of the Lenni Lenape and the colonists collided.
Picture an Irish character doll come to life--long red hair, fiery temper, big heart, tiny waist--and you have predictably feisty Bryna Cassidy. En route to join relatives in the colonies in 1763, Bryna is suddenly orphaned when a villain throws her gambler father overboard. She travels to New Eden, Pennsylvania, only to discover that, except for her five-year-old cousin, all of her relatives have been slaughtered or kidnapped by Indians. In order to survive, penniless Bryna accepts the marriage proposal of rich landowner Dominick Crown, an exiled English lord who dresses in deerskin and refuses to powder his hair. She learns a lot about the persecution of the Lenni-Lenape tribe and meets the challenge of the New World while living in Dominick's cushy Old World mansion. Even with Michaels's attempts at historical and political correctness, this is flat, self-righteous stuff.