A fictionalized account of Jenny Wiley's captivity and escape based on her own narrative. Thomas and Jenny Wiley had pioneered land on Walker's Creek in Bland County, Virginia. On October 1, 1789, while Thomas was away, a small band of Indians, seeking revenge for a recent defeat at the hands of white settlers, attacked the Wiley cabin and killed and scalped Jenny's three older children and her brother. Jenny, seven months pregnant, was taken captive along with her baby son, Adam.
Then began a nightmare flight through the wilderness into the dark Kentucky hills to westward. Jenny's only hope for survival was to keep pace with her captors. Her captivity and escape nearly a year later are vividly recounted in this book.