Against the landscape of the developing Red River Settlement, Sarah Ballenden has developed a thick skin as the Métis wife of a high-ranking Hudson’s Bay Company officer. But when a spark of gossip spreads through the Fort like wildfire her reputation is tarnished, leaving Sarah with nothing to depend on but her own true grit to clear her name. From Upper and Lower Fort Garry to the shores of the Red River, Maureen Hunter reimagines the roots of our community in this new historical drama.