WOW! This was a compelling saga that held me fast from the first page. I loved it. The characters were rich and so believable. I cared deeply about them from the first chapter. The story kept me interested to the very end with its heartfelt, hopeful account of one young woman’s fight to keep her child safe when all the odds are against her. It was a delight to read…Lily Hayter is a wonderful heroine whose resilience and integrity shine through as she struggles to claim a life of her choosing and find a family. It was atmospheric and beautifully written. I couldn’t put it down and I was disappointed when I reached the end because I wanted to linger in Dickson’s world a bit longer. I eagerly await more from this talented author.