At sixteen, Megan Brenan McKenna is given in a Handfasting by her dying father to a stranger calling himself Roland James. He takes Megan, her sister Holly and younger brother Jake with him away from the drought ridden Homestead of Tanglewood, to the New Traverse area. There he treats them not as his family, but as personal slaves. When he flees, leaving them to an angry mob the siblings load up their wagon and steal away into the night.
They have heard they have family in the East, in the settlement of Caberfae. But what they find there isn't what they had expected.
Can two half grow girls, a boy of eight, and their half wolf cub find a way to overcome the prejudice set against them?