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By Elizabeth George Speare

Within the 12 months 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by means of the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. younger Miriam Willard, on an afternoon that had promised new happiness, reveals herself in its place a captive on a woodland path, stuck up within the ebb and stream of the French and Indian War.
It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can in simple terms strength herself to the subsequent preventing position, the following small section of nutrients, the following icy movement to be crossed. on the finish of the path waits a lifetime of exertions and, might be, even a lifetime of slavery. Mingled together with her concepts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his solution to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s child, Captive, born at the trail.
Miriam and her partners eventually succeed in Montreal, a urban of moving loyalties jam-packed with the intrigue of battle, and right here, via a unexpected twist of fortune, Miriam meets the favourite Du Quesne kinfolk, who introduce her to a lifestyles she hasn't ever imagined. in accordance with an exact narrative diary released in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an soaking up aspect of background.

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