by Elizabeth Gaffney

A book to meet many tastes - a romance, an historical novel and a thriller with plenty of villains. The backdrop of nineteenth century New York is Dickensian in detail. A book of epic proportions, this is certainly not one to choose for a quick read.


'Welcome to America, sir, miss! have you anything extra to help me and my ailing mother?'
They looked swiftly away --- he to the side, his wife to him. That was the trick, of course: to force them to look away.
Her fingers were as fast as her eyes seemed innocent. Watches were her speciality ... but this time she focused on the lady. She wore a pin on her lapel that reminded the hot-corn girl of the one piece of finery her mother had owned.


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