Stephanie Whitson did an excellent job writing this book. I was captivated with the story of Fannie and Samuel from the beginning to the end. While Fannie is living through a stream of life changing events , she stumbles across a family secret. She is a brave and independent girl and decides to get on a steamboat to Montana to find her long lost aunt. While on the boat she meets many people, one of them being Samuel Beck. She is not particularly fond of him, but after another life changing event they become travel partners both headed to Montana in search of family. Once they arrive in Fort Benton, they both run into difficulties with finding their family and difficulties with the harshness of Montana living during the gold rush. As winter is quickly approaching and with it the last steamboat south, Fannie must make some hard decisions about what she wants in her life and who will be included. This book was excellent and I highly recommend it. There are many twist and turns to keep you captivated.
Becky Freyenhagen is a wife and homeschooling mother of three. She also reviews at Booya! Books.
This book was free from the publisher.