1870s – Washington Territory
Steel tracks and the lure of the sea brought them to Washington Territory, but only a few would triumph.
EMBER RIDGEWAY is the vivacious, pampered niece of the railroad tycoon, Mack Ridgeway. Orphaned at a young age, Ember’s struggle for identity in a world of greed leaves her feeling empty and alone. But then Tavish Wilder enters her life, and Ember’s dreams begin to include the one thing her uncle’s money can’t buy.
TAVISH WILDER’S driving ambition is to rise up as a powerful timber baron in the Northwest Territory in order to gain the acceptance he needs to marry the one woman he wants. But life in the train camps is a world away from his dreams, and the road to success is riddled with treachery.
KAIN WILDER, Tavish’s father, had sealed his fate on the night of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Could God forgive a past shattered by dreadful secrets?
Their dreams brought them together.
Would tragedy and deceit drive them apart?