As a great new nation begins to take shape along the Atlantic seaboard, the Winslow family fortunes are dealt a savage blow in a maritime tragedy. Rachel Winslow alone reignites a spark of hope. As free-thinking and spirited as her celebrated forebears, Rachel must overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to keep the family's dreams alive. Threatened by those she wishes to help, pressured to conform, and confronted by a test of forgiveness beyond human comprehension, she faces the most serious questions of her young life. Is marriage the only possibility for her? Is her faith her own? Can she brave unjust imprisonment--even death--without retreat?