The Journeyman by award-winning author Elizabeth Yates is historical fiction set in New Hampshire in the early 1800s. Jared Austin arrives in New England with the skills of an itinerant painter, and he hopes to brighten the drab farmhouse walls with his colors. But the year has been a fruitless one for farmers, and they are searching for someone to blame. Jared becomes their scapegoat as superstitions abound. Jared endures the cold and frost of this endless winter and determines to refute the lies as he exercises his quiet faith in God. Prequel to Hue & Cry.