Skip to main content

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5
5 Stars
12 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
9 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
6 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
0 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
2 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • Best book in a while!

    Amazingly well written, this story of a young English Quaker girl caught up in the Underground Railroad in Ohio, is utterly compelling. Don't start it until you have a big chunk of time to finish it.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fantastic Read

    This is an action filled, easy read novel about a young Quaker girl who immigrates to America during the early stages of the new world. Faced with life's many challenges the book reveals with the realities of new world intertwined with the underground rail road.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • First I am going to open this review with saying that I loved this book. I chose to read it after remembering a great review published by the Historical Novel Society, I am so glad I did. Honor Bright is a Quaker who leaves her home in England to accompany her sister to Ohio in the year 1850. Her sister is to be married, and for personal reasons Honor feels the need to start life afresh, and what better way than moving to a new country. Unfortunately Honor's sister dies on the journey to her fiancé. So Honor proceeds alone, eventually making it to her formerly potential brother-in-law's home. She meets some interesting characters along the way. However she cannot remain in this living situation in the Quaker community and soon finds herself a husband and moves in with his family. This proves difficult. The only light in her life is her meagre assistance to the runaway slaves fleeing to the north. Her new family don't approve. Honor must make some hard decisions. The author has done a wonderful job of including the Quaker way of life into the book. I have read books that have had Quakers in them before but never described their way of life as much as this book did. It really helped to understand why the characters were making the choices that they did. The author also described living in Ohio in the 1850s in such a way that I was able to really imagine it. A fantastic read.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I enjoyed this book - it's a straightforward read - not a complicated plot, but interesting setting. I particularly liked the descriptions of quilts which the protagonist made in England then in America. It is set in the Quaker community and follows the life of a young woman who emigrates to America. Things don't turn out as planned - her sister dies very early on and she goes on to marry a farmer and lives with his family. The farm is on the runaway slave route - they travel from the south and on to Canada where they can become free. It's an interesting piece of history and shows how the Quakers lived and how people responded to slavery. The plot is fairly simple and the characters are perhaps not as well developed as in other books by Chevalier - which is why I have only given 3 stars. Our book group was divided - one or two disliked it, one really liked it and most of us thought it was worth reading but not a "must read".

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • History made interesting

    Easy read, simple language. The main character is endearing and the plot has unexpected twists. I enjoyed reading about quilting, about Quakers, and about the underground railroad. Much of this story probably occurred in some way, shape or form and it seemed real.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS