If you're looking for historical fiction, this impressively researched debut from the former US President will provoke much interest. At the heart of the story is Ethan Pratt and his wife Epsey who move to Georgia in 1771. Through his neighbour Kindred Morris and his young Indian friend Newota, Ethan learns about the frontier and the plight of the Native American tribes. As the War of Independence develops, Ethan and Kindred find themselves in life-and-death combat with opposing forces. With its moving love story, and vivid action, this novel presents historical fiction at its best.