This book was a must read. The most unlikely devotion and caring that leads to love that is so precious. The prison and the care of the matron was something special. It show what can happen when we believe in the best of a person. a mothers love is certainly evident.
Jane Prescott is a woman sentenced to ten years for man slaughter, but while in jail she forms friendships and longs for the day when she will see her daughter again. Max Zimmer is the man who has never doubted Jane's innocence and will do anything to set her free.
Three women are brought together under usual situations, and face unexpected obstacles.
A jail is definitely an interesting setting for a novel, if I do say so myself. Since I've been a long time Stephanie Grace Whitson fan, I knew I had to give it a try and I wasn't disappointed. The characters were well developed and there was plenty of action, with escape attempts and more.
I especially liked the character of Jane because of how throughout the book she really came out of her shell and she was complex character who had many layers, and it was wonderful to see them fall away. And of course Max was quite the gallant hero, and he fought admirably for Jane. I think out of the other side characters I really liked Mamie Dawson, who was a sort of mothering figure to the ladies.
Overall, I would say that this is an excellent read, and I loved the freshness of the setting. This book moved along steadily, at a good pace, and I really liked how much action this book surprised me with :) This is a book that I would definitely recommend. Thanks!
I received this as an ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Thank you!
Received this as a gift & what a wonderful book it was! I just can not imagine what life would of been like in a prison in the 1800's. This was one of those books that I had a hard time putting down and then when I did I found myself thinking about those ladies! Don't pass this book up you will not be disappointed. Job well done! A+