The Samurai's Garden
by Patricia Kiyono
Hiro Tanaka's samurai world changed when Japan's feudal system was abolished. Disillusioned, he travels north to Hokkaido. Many other samurai wander the country and some forsake their honorable way to prey on the less fortunate.
Hanako Shimizu experienced the devastation first-hand when outlaws raided her farm and killed her husband. Now, with a samurai beside her, can she rebuild her life?