It's 1759 and five years into the French and Indian War. If you enjoy adventure, intrigue, realistic companions, come along with Mercy, Matthew, Elias and Rufus for the ride of your life. They are on a mission to carry gold and silver in two covered wagons through dangerous and perilous territory. They take turns scouting and looking out for French soldiers and Indian warriors. Every mile could turn out to be their very last. The authors descriptions of the environment and the characters plus their thoughts and ponderings made this as though I was there hiding in the brambles watching as things unfolded. I adored Mercy and Elias, what a pair they made! I can easily see this turned into a blockbuster movie on the big screen.
This was a page turning, rapid heart beating read that I throughly enjoyed. I learned much about the history of a war that I had previously known very little about.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.