Miss Winthrop and the Pursuit of Happiness
by Miranda Innes
Published: December 4, 2012.
Adeline Winthrop - pretty, feisty, innocent - has to grow up fast. In 1798 Maine, the constant shadow of death breeds a lawless community. Rape, murder and violence darken Adeline’s life. Faced with love, passion, pain and danger she learns salutary truths about herself, and reaches, through meaningful work a place of independence and a chance of happiness. After many mistakes she finds real love.