Wild Rose2 books in series
Wild Rose of Lancaster Publisher's Summary
In her veins flowed the fiery blood of her Scottish ancestry; that of her father, Isaac; her three brothers, William, Jonathan, and Jacob; and their illustrious grandfather, William Davidson, son of a Highland clan that immigrated to America after the ruinous Battle of Culloden in 1746.
The novel is set in 1876, several generations after the Davidsons are established in America. Elizabeth is the protagonist, the adored youngest daughter, spoiled and indulged, but she finds life overwhelming when her young husband, Samuel, dies - leaving her penniless with a young son to raise. She is filled with anger and bitterness toward God over Samuel's untimely death and the loss of her beloved home in Springfield. Grief-stricken and distraught, her faith shatters. She turns from God, vowing to find her own way without His help. In her desperate state, Elizabeth is forced to return to Fairfield County when her father sends Jacob to bring her back to Wildrose, the family owned thoroughbred farm situated in the picturesque Ohio Valley.