Novel set in Sri Lanka
Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
Era(s): Late 1800s
“…marvelous… a rich, powerful, and wholly immersive tale…” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Deborah doesn’t expect a knock on her door in the middle of a harsh winter evening. During good weather, sometimes Mormon men fleeing the law for having multiple wives take respite in Deborah’s sympathetic community. But who’d risk traveling the canyons to her isolated town in a snowy, bitter January? Only someone desperate.
Should she give him refuge?
Deborah isn’t deeply devout, but she knows how non-Mormons treat those of her faith. She also knows that helping is dangerous. And right now she is all alone. Her husband, Samuel, is a wheelwright working farther West.
In this tension-filled and beautifully written novel about loyalty and love, courage and conscience, Ann Weisgarber introduces us to a frontier woman forced to make a split-second decision that could shatter her family and her entire fragile community—or redeem them all.
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