Forced to leave her home in England and marry a man she does t kw, Emma Smyth must face the hardships of tragedy on the open seas. Her faith will be tested as her uncertain future leads her to the untamed wilderness of the Americas. Will that faraway land prove to be her haven as she works among the Cherokee? What of her love for Johnathan--a love she wants, but cant have? After ten years of serving aboard a merchant galleon, Johnathan Willingham finds himself unwillingly headed back to the Americas. He does t plan to stay long. Emma and the cabin boy, Samuel, will be left safely in the hands of Johnathan's sister and Cherokee brother-in-law. His love for Emma will t hold him in the Americas. He will leave, without looking back.