New York Times bestselling author Kathleen O'Neal Gear writes with poignancy and spins realistic tales of the past that are both romantic and immensely heart-wrenching.
Lovely Andiora is a Huron Indian in seventeenth-century North America. A seeress with an unbreakable bond to the spirit world, she has foreseen a frightening vision of a blond man in a black robe-whose arrival will bring misery, despair, and death to her people.
Father Marc Dupre is a French missionary who arrives in Quebec with the hopes of bringing with him the gospel. But he is ill-equipped and unprepared to deal with the growing love he feels for Andiora...and it appears the attraction is mutual.
As a threat far more grave than a forbidden union looms, a mysterious epidemic devastatees the Hurons, and vengeful shamans blame the "Black Robes" from Europe, demanding the priests' deaths to end the plague.
Menaced by war and disease, torn between their desires and their sacred callings, Andiora and Marc must find peace and fulfilment in a world seemingly gone mad.
"Breathes life into daily events at the Huron village." -Publishers Weekly