Graham debuts with a uniquely crafted love story of two people who have never physically met, but have shared a bond since childhood. Moving back and forth between colonial America and Scotland, Graham allows readers into the hearts and minds of her characters and the historical events that shape their lives. The shift between first-person to third-person narrative may be difficult for some readers to follow, but others will be completely engrossed as each story unfolds. Readers will wait with bated breath for the sequel.

On the Carolina frontier Maggie Johnson’s family struggles to survive. Maggie’s gift of “the sight” and her visions show her a presence she calls Wolf. She watches him grow from a boy her age to a man even as she goes from child to woman.

Andrew MacDonald has always wondered about the girl he sees in his dreams. He is able to talk to her through their thoughts and vows that even if he must cross an ocean he will find her. They are thrust into different situations: Andrew fights for the doomed Jacobite cause and Maggie is captured by slavers, then rescued and brought into a kind, loving Native American tribe. They each believe in destiny and the power of the love they have shared forever. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 350 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin