by Patricia Strefling
Francine Louise Devin hovers on a dark dock in Devon, England. Fifteen and alone she huddles in the night -- she must be on the last ship to France before the snow flies. Frannie does the unthinkable and sneaks aboard The Antonia, becoming a stowaway. She must get to Aunt Matilda, her only living relative.
Almost immediately she is discovered by Captain Caldwell who hides her in his cabin. He leaves Frannie with his lady friend in the harbor town of Brest, with a promise to return and take her to Aunt Matilda.
Times passes and she still hopes, but the Captain’s woman hates her and trouble arises. If Captain Caldwell does not come, she will be forced to make her way alone.
Can God provide a way? She believes but too many circumstances nearly undo her plans leaving Frannie to wonder if she will ever feel safe or loved again.