1855. The unknown wilds of the Pacific Northwest--a land not yet tamed, and certainly not fitting for a proper young lady Yet that's just where Miss Jane Peck finds herself. After a tumultuous childhood on the wrong side of Philadelphia high society, Jane is trying to put aside her reckless ways and be accepted as a proper young lady. And so when handsome William Baldt proposes, she joyfully accepts and prepares to join him in a world away from her home in Washington Territory. But Miss Hepplewhite's straitlaced finishing school was hardly preparation for the treacherous months at sea it takes to get there, the haunting loss she'll face on the way, or the colorful characters and crude life that await her on the frontier.