Whereas "Angélique in Love" ended the first part of Angélique's story - that of her loss, search for, and reconciliation with her beloved husband, Joffrey de Peyrac - this book begins what I consider a whole new story. Having found each other following a decade and a half of separation, the couple must begin a new life together in the American wilderness. Not only does Angélique find herself having to struggle against hostile Indians and murderous elements, but also the superstitions haunting the uncharted country she must now call "home." Her happiness at having found once again the love of her life is at once jeopardized by the fact that she is taken for a beautiful demon whose coming is prophesied by a clairvoyant nun. She soon finds herself the deadly enemy of the fanatic Jesuit priest, Father d'Orgeval, and in a mystical struggle for survival. Once again, Anne Golon proves herself to be the supreme mistress of storytelling at its best.