The year is 1856 and Catherine has lost everything dear to her in England and she decides to travel to Louisiana to find her mother's family. However, when she arrives she finds that the family is not at the home and the plantation needs much repair which Catherine is determined to restore. When Tom and Catherine meet, there is an immediate connection there between them, although Catherine tries to not let it show, but that doesn't keep her from enlisting his help. Catherine and Tom both find themselves with decisions to make, decisions that will alter their lives forever.
Both Catherine and Tom are independent, determined and brave individuals. They were enjoyable to spend time with, although at times they could be irritating and I found myself hoping they would respond differently, do or say something else. I loved how Christine wrote with such detail that the setting and time period came so alive, as life was quite different back then. This is a good conclusion to the series. I also loved the covers to each of the three books, very beautiful and well designed.
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*