Mercy Carver, cursed from birth to suffer, but destined to triumph against insurmountable odds. The story of a woman’s epic adventures from her poverty stricken beginnings in South East London to the battlefields of Virginia. She has escaped sadistic criminals and has survived the Virginia snow and ice encrusted wilderness. Can she strive for the future she dreams of or will her obstinacy destroy all chance of happiness with the man she loves.
When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ice-encrusted Virginia wilderness that she finally understands the power of destiny.
The unthinkable has happened. America is embroiled in a Civil War and Virginia has been invaded by a Union army. Mercy Carver ignores the dangers that surround her and treads a precarious road, using only her youthful passion and guile to guide her, and the runaway slaves she continues to aid.