Anne Miller Downes
Lovely Valeria Macrae was the oldest daughter in a family of six brothers and sisters. When her father died and her mother became an invalid, it was necessarily Val who carried on as the mainstay of the household. Moreover, in the face of poverty, she valiantly clung to every one of her parent's dreams for the future of their children. In this richly satisfying new novel, the auther of such outstanding People's Book Club selections as The Pilgrim Soul, The Eagle's Song, Heartwood, and The Hill Hills Calling unfolds a poignant story of American family life in our own time.