The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Recommended by Nicola (A Ramsbottom Library customer)
When Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers, and life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental.
“This book was recommended to me by my friend and she was right, it is brilliant! Totally enthralling from beginning to end. Packed full of really believable characters such as; Quakers, cowboys, slaves, pioneers and rebels. I was hooked from the very start of Honor’s journey and really fascinated by the trials faced by escaped slaves, and the help they received from the brave people who maintained the Underground Railroad.” Nicola.