When Chey Watkins loses her job for defending an Indian from the Shoshone tribe, she starts a chain reaction that changes her life forever.
Bored and unfulfilled, Chey is the wildest of the Watkins’ sisters. Her temper and passion are as untamed as her red hair. She’s always thought of herself as an outsider. Chey dreams of traveling East to live with her sister in New York; all she needs is enough money to get there.
When Waya, a local brave, enters Mrs. Baker’s teahouse uninvited and unannounced, he’s quickly and violently expelled from the premises. Waya was only looking for help, and Chey immediately jumps to his defense, costing her dearly.
Out of work and shunned by her own people, Chey has never felt more alone. But fate isn’t finished with Chey as she faces the biggest test of her life; one in which she could lose everything.