By Dottie Hicks
Published: June 23, 2012.
at the end of the civil war harriet hastings'and her three young children embark on a dangerous journey through the ozark wilderness in a cotton wagon drawn by two emaciated oxen to ft. smith where her husband has promised to meet them. her way is fraught with death. grief overcomes her. the answer comes on the wings of the wind; it is the elixer needed to press on toward her husband and home