The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .
The Jacobite Rising tore Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall apart in 1743, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now, the American Revolution is on the verge of doing the same.
Fraser’s Ridge, in 1779, Claire and Jamie are finally reunited with their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger, and their children. The Frasers had thought it’s impossible to bring their family together.
Even in the backcountry of North Carolina, the effects of war can be felt. Tensions are high in the Colonies, and local feelings are boiling hotter than Hell’s tea kettle. Jamie is well aware that his tenants’ allegiances are divided, and that the war will soon be on his doorstep.
Brianna and Roger are concerned that the dangers that drove them to flee the twentieth century will eventually catch up with them. They sometimes wonder if risking the dangers of the 1700s—disease, starvation, and impending war, to name a few—was the safer option for their family.
In the not-too-distant future, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—while Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make and dangers to face… both on behalf of his son and himself.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War approaches Fraser’s Ridge at a rapid pace. And now that the family is back together, Jamie and Claire are more involved than ever.