INTO THE WILDERNESS
INTO THE WILDERNESS (3) by Laura Abbot: Lily Kellogg lives at Fort Larned with her older sister and surgeon father. A nurse at the post hospital, Lily knows her father depends on her a great deal, but she is eager to leave and plans to go to St. Louis when her aunt sends for her. Her plans don’t include newly arrived Captain Caleb Montgomery or the love he professes for her. However, Lily discovers the life she dreamed of isn’t as appealing as she had hoped. This story realistically portrays the hardship of life at a frontier fort. Though sometimes immature, the heroine also at times shows wisdom beyond her years.