The story of an epic love that transcends both time and place from an award-winning author. "A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical novel . . . Susanna Kearsley has written a marvelous book."--Bernard Cornwell.
A New York Times bestseller from the author of A Gentleman in Moscow: In the 1930s, a chance meeting catapults Katey into the dizzying, unforgiving world of the New York elite. “Glittering” (NPR) and “sharply stylish” (The Boston Globe).
In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.