Running for her life and from circumstances that are very unfavourable, Arabella boards the bride ship in search of a better life for herself in a new country. Things are definitely much more different in this new land, with two different men from two different works of life vying for her affection, she’s put in a place where she has to make a choice on what she wants from life and where she’d like to see herself. When she meets a native child rummaging through trash and finds out more about the people and their plight, her heart is torn. I love how the author brought to light the plight of the people and the smallpox epidemic. The fear, the prejudice suffered she dealt with it realistically but also with grace. I also loved the characters Arabella and Peter, each with their own insecurities and fears but they grew through the course of the story. Peter is so confident and so dreamy. I love that he was willing to fight for what he wanted even when the circumstances weren’t favourable. This was definitely an enjoyable read and would be looking forward to more in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine