Waiting On Wednesday (5)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights new releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Title: The Last Runaway

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: E.P. Dutton

Estimated Publishing Date: January 8, 2013




In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. 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. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.


I read everything Tracy Chevalier writes and am never disappointed. The Virgin Blue is one of my favorite books of all time and so special. 


Summary and cover image taken from goodreads.