"The hardships of poverty and displacement are tempered with hope, determination and the will to survive in this well-researched debut historical novel."—Publishers Weekly
"Offers a good sketch of Victorian life with some nice historical shadings."—Kirkus Reviews
"Jonatha Ceely has caught perfectly the beauty, cruelty, and the very essence of one England about to transmute into another. The struggles of her young Mina may be behind us now, but they are vivid and wrenching, and the life she makes for herself is truly wonderful. A lovely book."—Anne Rivers Siddons
From the Hardcover edition.