A historical story of love and survival at the time of the American Civil War from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse
One good deed takes her into another world . . .
Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime.
She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. And she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush.
Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation.
Can Matilda and those she loves brave separation and carry on, never looking back?
Praise for Lesley Pearse
'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail
'Heart-warming and evocative . . . a real delight to read' Sun
'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella
'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer
'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly
Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and include, most recently, The Woman in the Wood, Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.