First, I love the title of this novel. The story is at once bitter and sweet; cruel and compassionate; and heart-breaking and heart-warming.
Liza Ralston is a brave young woman, even thought she is completely out of her element. The chance meeting with Red Eagle saves her father's life, but it sets her mind and heart into turmoil. She learns how to survive and cope in the wild on her own while she cares for her father, willing him to live.