by Yael Politis
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Book 1 - Olivia series. Olivia is determined to stake her claim to 80 acres in Michigan, but she's seventeen, female, and it's 1841. Her friend Mourning would be a perfect partner for this endeavor, but he's Black and the orphaned son of runaway slaves. Strong-willed, vulnerable, and compassionate, Olivia is a compelling protagonist, trying to do the right thing in a world where so much is wrong.