Emma Field has dreams and desires that call her to go beyond her father’s struggle to survive as an immigrant in Canada in the 1840s. With the love of a few peculiar people and her own courage, she takes her first tentative steps toward understanding the world around her.
Excerpt from Book I: “Emma lived in a quiet world. Most of the sounds and all of the colours came from nature. She absorbed them like moss absorbing a spring rain.
Emma Field – daughter of Jeremiah and the late Josephine, child of the land, child of a Methodist and Quaker community swept by the winds of Lake Ontario – knew where she belonged. The circles of her life were clearly defined. That gave her comfort. It also filled her with fear.”