‘Maine’s beautifully detailed descriptions of the American hinterlands provide a stunning setting for this historical tale of intrigue and suspense (Booklist)

‘Maine’s gift of setting the mood shines in her latest novel… Fans of Kate Morton’s rich-with-atmosphere novels will feel right at home.’ (RT Reviews)

‘ Maine writes beautifully about the wilderness, and Evelyn is a likeable heroine who chafes convincingly against Victorian strictures.’  (The Times)

 “ [A] Thrilling historical adventure… Meticulous research and descriptive passages of lush, beautiful landscapes frame Maine’s riveting portrait of a thoughtful young woman who yearns for more than is offered by her station and her gender, and the rough-and-tumble young man who is inexorably drawn to her.” (Publishers Weekly)