This is the eighth book in the War Eagle River series.
Celia Applegate had always tried to be a good girl and do what was expected of her. At age seven, she lost her mother when her baby brother was born. She had picked up domestic duties as soon as she was able, taking care of her father and two brothers. But now she lost her father, after he had extracted a difficult promise from her. How could she manage to piece her life together?
Author Joann Ellen Sisco perfectly captures the voice and soul of the southern Ozarks. People are people, no matter where they are, but the subtle culture and expression of language is unique to a place and time and no one masters this better for this distinctive section of America than Sisco.