Joy V. SmithWestward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorena Emerson is alone after her uncle is killed. Ignoring the wagon master's advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help, and they join a later wagon train, but down the trail, they leave that train; she's forging her own path again. And then she rescues Barrett Lee--with Gray Cloud's help. After this man from the wilderness recovers, he and the wolf leave--with a nudge from Lorrie. Will he return? Will these two independent people make room for each other?