December 23, 2012

The Last Runaway

cover image of The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier

The year is 1850, and Quaker Honor Bright has left her English hometown behind for a new start in Faithwell, Ohio. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. When Honor is befriended by milliner Belle Mills, she finds herself drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, and her life changes forever. A thought-provoking, vividly rendered tale from the bestselling Chevalier (Remarkable Creatures, 2010).