This story is the struggles of immigration and the heroic individuals that came to America to make their fortunes. It is a warm story of continuing love which is richly written with fine details which are vivid and memorable.
This is the first Belva Plain book I have ever read. I enjoyed it very much and I plan on reading her other books too. The story moved very quickly but it did start to get long towards the end. All in all though the story and all the family members were interesting. I liked how each chapter was from the viewpoint of a different family member--I esp. liked Anna's chapters. They all dealt with a lot of hardships over the years. The ending made me a little teary eyed.