“This is a riveting book and the history of New York City is so real that you can smell it and hear it. I’ve read other books by Colin Falconer and they are all excellent. He is an exceptional writer of historical fiction and crime drama. Enjoy!” *****
“This is one of the best books of historical fiction I have read in a long time. From Russia to New York, from WWI to WWII, I was captivated throughout. So excited to have discovered this author!” *****
“Reading this is a true escapist experience. I was transported back in time and was thoroughly swept away by the stellar prose and engaging characters. The twists keep you guessing, and the emotional impact is haunting.“ *****
In 1913, Sarah Levine leaves her small village and sails to New York to start a promising new life with her husband, Micha. But all Sarah really wants is what has come so easily to her sisters—a family of her own.
In her new home in America, her dream comes true. She names her baby girl Liberty after the great statue in the harbor that she saw when she first came to New York.
From struggling to raise Liberty in a Lower East Side tenement to building a fashion empire, the only constants in Sarah’s life are her love for her daughter and the terrible secret that she must keep.
She gives Liberty everything she has, but the truth cannot stay hidden forever. As Liberty grows to womanhood and the world prepares to go to war again, Sarah is asked to make one last impossible choice.
A poignant novel about finding the American Dream—and what it costs.