He was the spark . . . she was the flame . . .
Baptiste Lightbody had found the beautiful young girl named Maggie in Missouri Territory. From the moment they met, they became two parts of the same spirit, joined in flesh and soul with an undying fire shunned by a world that called him a half-breed and her a witch, they struck out together into the wilderness after the same fierce dream: a paradise of their own.
But ahead of them lay dangers that could take Maggie away forever: brutal river pirates, rampaging Indian renegades, and a secret that followed them into the virgin forest. And soon they would both face a test that could break their hearts-or join them in a love that would become a legend on the untamed American frontier.