After six difficult years in the Arizona-Sonora border outpost of Dos Cacahuates, Frieda Goldson fervently wants to move back to San Francisco. When her hotel guests invite her visiting kid sister, Ida, on a wagon tour of Arizona Frieda agrees, sure the gifted young girl will benefit. She also recommends a driver, Jed Pearson. But enroute, Pearson kills the Easterners and abducts Ida. Burdened with grief and thoroughly guilt-stricken, Frieda sets out to find her sister, make amends to the devastated parents -- a decision that eventually results in the estrangement of her own family in Dos Cacahuates. All this is further complicated with finding Ida in thrall to her captor and pregnant, a greedy sheriff, a duplicitous district attorney, to bizarre trials, and a grandstanding governor. Nevertheless, Frieda is determined to overcome all obstacles and consequences. On Her Way Home is a riveting novel inspired by an actual family murder and its extraordinary adjudication in the Arizona Territory. Author Harriet Rochlin is an extraordinary writer able to make her characters and their times come alive.