This is another very good historical story, up to the author's high standards. Again as in many of his stories he tells you how to make things, hunt things, grow things, gather things and generally survive in what starts out pretty much a wilderness. The ending gives a hint there might be a sequel. Which in my opinion would be a good thing.
I don't want to recap the story, the author gives all the information he wants you to know, damn little, in his summary story description. This is a period of American history I haven't seen much explored. I strongly recommend you read it unless you have not liked the other stories by this author. If so, poor you.
Doing the numbers, I like to recapitulate what they mean to me as I assign them. Six is the equivalent of a C in school. Seven is a B, good. Eight is an A. Nine is A plus, and I give at most one ten a month, per category, for stories that take my breath away. The Plot is good, better than average, but not spectacular. We start around 1650 and end (oops, no spoilers). I rated it a seven. Technical quality is fine. I gave it a nine, I didn't see any errors. I think I mentioned I am trying to cut down on tens to one a month, and I usually save them for Appeal. The Appeal is an eight, very good, an A.
I am aware not all readers at SOL share my favorable views on no sex stories. Perhaps this might be considered minimal sex, his wives (oops, no spoilers). If you don't like it as much as I did, send the author an e-mail and discuss why. I don't think he will change his style, but if you want more sex and enough people ask for it, he might consider it in his next story. I certainly hope there will be many more, like this.