Maybe if we die in a car crash, we slide into another universe where the accident didn't happen.
Maybe if we imagine horrible things vividly enough, they won't come true.
Sarah McLeod is put into a canoe on the Columbia River and sent to Red River to become the Victorian Era's vision of a lady. She is a half breed (their words). Her transformation is a raging success — so much so that she marries up-and-coming Hudson's Bay Company officer John Ballenden and becomes the leading lady of the settlement.
You’d think that would be a good thing.
Robert Foss lives in present-day Red River. He wants to learn about the pair of ancient cottonwood trees on the riverbank outside his downtown condo. When he digs around a bit, he unearths Sarah's story.
Finally, he has something to do.
The Girl in the Boots meets Robert when she stops to fuss over her baby beneath those cottonwoods. She plays the fiddle, is extremely attractive, and even Robert's wife, Jane, likes her.
But she’s got her own reasons for that.
As for God... he isn’t finished yet.
And that really is a good thing.