A MUST read! It has been a while since I read both books in the La Immigrata series, but the characters and stories remain with me. Since our country was founded by immigrants, this is everyones story. Fascinating read of the struggles, heartbreaks & successes of this family as they integrate into a new country and culture. The novels are enhanced by all the historical facts of the area that add an education aspect for the reader. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.