On a bitter December day in 1785, Silas Ballantyne arrives at the door
of master blacksmith Liege Lee in York, Pennsylvania. Just months from
becoming a master blacksmith himself, Silas is determined to finish his
apprenticeship and move west. But Liege soon discovers that Silas is a
prodigious worker and craftsman and endeavors to keep him in Lancaster.
Silas becomes interested in both of Liege’s daughters, the gentle and
faith-filled Eden and the clever and high-spirited Elspeth. When he
chooses one, will the other’s jealousy destroy their love?