Author of Harcourt's Mountain. Spring, 1867 - Hope Booker is waiting to be sold off the ‘bride’ ship. Luke Harcourt happens upon the sale. It’s not love at first sight, but he feels compelled to save her from a life of slavery and prostitution. Battling their growing attraction to each other, they must learn to live together in the forests of the wild and almost unexplored mountains of British Columbia.