An emotional and moving epic saga of determination and drive by multi-million copy seller Elvi Rhodes, perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court and Catherine Cookson.
“One of the books that a person can read countless times and still enjoy every page. It's magical…” – Reader review.
“Got totally lost in the pages.” – Reader review.
Passionate, ambitious, brave – a woman like no other.
Life for Ruth Appleby has never been easy – burying her mother at 12; a meagre existence as the daughter of a Victorian millhand; hard work as a glorified mother and housekeeper at home.
Longing to escape the bleak Yorkshire moors and desperate for adventure, she seizes the opportunity to venture on her own to America – a land on the brink of Civil War – to build the life she wants for herself.
Can she rise to the challenges America throws at her and find the life and love she has always desired?