The enjoyable second novel in Hillman’s Natchez Trace series (after The Promise of Breeze Hill) takes readers to 1792 Mississippi. Kiera Young agrees to leave Ireland with her two younger sisters, Amelia and Megan, to marry the man chosen by her brother-in-law in Natchez, Miss. On the trip across the Atlantic, Kiera meets Quinn O’Shea, who is also traveling from Ireland. Although they don’t get along well at first, when soft-hearted Quinn arrives in America and learns that the young ladies’ brother-in-law invited them with less-than-honorable intentions, he must decide whether his plan to see the world is more important than coming to the sisters’ aid. A hint of mystery surrounding what’s actually going on in Natchez plays well with the sweet love story, though both of those take a back seat to the inspiring coming-of-age journey of Amelia. This enjoyable novel featuring two strong heroines works as both a standalone and a series entry.