Neil Swanson has brought home to many readers the seriousness of the problem the settlers on the frontiers faced when the American Revolution stripped the frontier settlements of their fighting men. Here is another author who has tapped this relatively untouched aspect of our history, in a story of the frontiers of western Pennsylvania, of Indian raids which kept the settlers in constant terror, of the turncoats who enlisted with the British to win Indian support, of the abortive Squaw War, and the tragic outcome of the attempt of one troop to join forces with George Rogers Clark. Against this historical background is told the story of the Murrays and their neighbors, of Violet the daughter, who suddenly realized that she was in love with her foster brother, Hugh, and of how Hugh felt he must play a man's part before he declared his love for her. Authentic pictures of frontier life, of the crudeness of the houses and the furnishings, of the superstitions, old wives tales, religious quirks, and of the essential faith in liberty and democracy. Good substantial historical fiction, by author of The Rolling Years.