I found the first book in this series ok and wasn't sure I would read the second but it was so much better. The story has been well written with none of the rambling the first novel exhibited. I chose to follow through as I needed a book for a challenge and this one was on my shelf. In addition, I quite like Marie as portrayed in the first book. The author reviews her extensive research in her notes at the back. While I did not always agree with the liberties she took in writing the tale, I did enjoy it. Marie has changed and becomes a rather inflexible and rigid person in this novel. Not sure I like that but there is another novel to come in this trilogy so I may follow through when I can obtain it.
Its the second in a series about Marie Dorion who traveled to oregon in the early 1800's. This is an Historical Novel. Most of the facts are true. The story is made up. I like stories about woman. She was a tough lady, but had lost of doubts about her abilities. I did enjoy this book.