Puritan immigrant Sarah Bowen keeps a journal from the moment her family sets sail from England to America in 1638. Sarah confides in her diary, revealing conflicting feelings about her stepmother. Is Sarah's faith being tested? Will she ever accept Ann? Walk back in time as Sarah falls in love, marries, starts a family, and crosses sixty miles of wilderness by horse and wagon to Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Years later, during King Philip's War, four of Sarah's family members are slain. Sarah's journal gives her daughter, Abigail, hope and courage to overcome the horror of Indian captivity. Can Abigail avoid the cruel savage, Peshawog, her constant tormentor? The Indian brave Matoonus shows her kindness, but does he have an ulterior motive? Can Abigail escape and find her family once more?