The Revenant is one part historical fiction, one part mystery, and one part ghost story. Readers of any of the three genres will appreciate this first book by Sonia Gensler for its suspense, unique historical setting, sympathetic characters, and plot-line full of twists and turns. In 1896, Willie has escaped a life of drudgery, doing farmwork and caring for her bratty twin brothers, by impersonating a teacher and accepting a position at a Cherokee girls seminary in Indian country. Willie learns that she is in for more than she bargained for when she is challenged by a group of students, she falls for a Cherokee boy from the male seminary, and she is given a room haunted by a ghost (or is it?...).