As the American patriots prepare for the most important battle in their passionate fight for freedom, young Susannah Sutherland falls desperately in love with James Morely a young, handsome entrepreneur in the service of the cunning Bradford Cullen. James Morely is unsure of his own true affections. But there is no question of his ambitions. If he marries Susannah, he could merge Cullens trading firm with the Sutherlands' and become one of the most powerful merchants in the Northwest. But the Sutherlands and the Cullens are bitter enemies, plunged in a ruthless competition tainted with blood and jealousy. In the throes of a revolution, they fight*their own private war--a battle of love and mistrust, of passion...and betrayal.
1777. In the Old Northwest, the great battles of America's Revolution bring bloodshed, bitterness, and heartache to rebel, Indian, and loyalist alike. Across the vast wilderness, and in prosperous trading centers like Montreal and Quebec, Owen Sutherland must fight to turn back the British and Indian tide. Then, fate brings him face to face with his stepson, who forsakes the love of a beautiful young rebel in order to serve as a physician in the British army. In this climactic contest for America's freedom, a* divided family struggles to survive and to nurture the hope that someday they can return to Fort Detroit, their beloved home in the Old Northwest...
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