In late nineteenth-century America, Rising Free portrays the story of a young woman living in the aftermath of racial prejudice. Surrounded by danger of being sold and further stripped of freedom, she discovers hope through a gracious family and learns forgiveness and overwhelming mercy from her own transformation. In 1887, a young woman, Nakomay, is on the run for her life throughout the vast terrain of the Oregon territory. Relentless persecution and devastating adversity drove her to a life of seclusion, having everyone she ever loved stripped from her grasp. A harrowing journey leads her into the arms of a gracious family that takes her in as one of their own. Over time, she begins to process through the pain she’s buried deep within, learning what it truly means to have hope, forgiveness, and overwhelming mercy. Fate strikes on the heels of her own salvation, and once more she finds herself amid increasing danger of being sold and further stripped of the new life she has come to know. With the weight of the world on her shoulders and her faith tested to the limits, she is faced with the decision to wholly embrace and stand on the truth she’s come to know or surrender to the shadows of darkness that loom over her.