When an 1850s financial crisis leaves orphan Elise Neumann and her sisters destitute, Elise seizes their only hope: to find work out west through the Children's Aid Society and send money home. On the rails, she meets privileged Thornton Quincy, who suddenly must work for his inherita... nce. From different worlds, can these two help each other find their way?
The oldest of three orphaned sisters accepts a job placement in Illinois through the New York Children?s Aid Society and meets the son of a wealthy entrepreneur who is tired of living in his brother?s shadow on the way out West. Original.