A cool New England background mingled with the passion of hot Cherokee blood to challenge the savage land - that was Deborah Leigh, a copper-haired beauty, gently reared. To all appearances she was white. But she could never forget, never betray her Indian ancestry. She was swept away from her family’s gracious home in Georgia onto the Cherokee Trail of Tears – the migration of a whole tribe driven from their lands to travel west beyond the Mississippi.
The Cherokee blood in Deborah rebelled against the government that oppressed them. But, within her was the fire and longing she felt for a white man, Dr. Matt Devilin. And Devilin could withstand all loss save that of his love for the proud woman whose courage defied the enemy that threatened to destroy them all.