“You claim to have a piece of the quilt that my sister took west?”
The Chelmsford family is in an uproar. Walking Breeze, a half-Shawnee girl, has come to them claiming to be Thankful Chelmsford's daughter. Thankful Chelmsford, who was kidnapped by Indians twenty-two years ago.
Thankful Chelmsford, who was the only person Nathaniel Chelmsford ever loved.
Nathaniel's granddaughter, Ebie Chelmsford, fears that Walking Breeze's presence will threaten the love Nathaniel is only beginning to show for Ebie. There is nothing that Ebie won't do to make sure that doesn't happen. She makes it her mission to prove that Walking Breeze is not Thankful's daughter. But, in doing so, Ebie risks tearing apart the fragile threads that bind the Chelmsfords together, like the still-severed pieces of the family quilt....