Prudence is lucky to land a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of a mysterious fever. From ritzy mansions to shady bars, Prudence explores every potential cause of the disease to no avail—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. But she’s never been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in solving one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century?
Lily hasn't seen her father for over eight months. Kidnapped one night by the baron's men, he has been forced to leave England and become part of a colony in the New World.
Now Lily and her mother are in danger, and they face persecution for being followers of a man excommunicated by the church.
Their one chance for freedom is to take passage on the next ship to the New World. Hopeful that her father might still be alive, Lily persuades her mother to flee. Their harrowing voyage reveals painful secrets that strip Lily of her innocence. But it also gains her a friend, a boy named Ethan, son to none other than the baron himself.
Together Ethan and Lily navigate their way through the treachery of a strange new land. Lost in the wilderness and captured by an Indian tribe, Lily must reach deep inside herself and tap into a strength she never knew she had if she is to survive.