Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves
Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed
aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing
ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a
?springsweet? to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of
holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.
Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving
and start living.
After mourning the disturbing deaths of her fiancé and cousin, Amelia, for far too long, 17-yearold Zora Stewart flees Baltimore in a scandal. En route to live with her widowed aunt in West Glory, Oklahoma, Zora discovers that she has the peculiar and valuable skill of being able to locate water underground. Hired out as a "springsweet" by her money-hungry aunt to find water for desperate settlers, Zora begins to understand how challenging her new situation is. She also finds herself drawn to Emerson Birch, who many locals consider trouble, and can't seem to muster an interest in Thomas de la Croix, considered to be a much more appropriate suitor. The combination of historical fiction, romance, and magic is irresistible in this second book in the Vespertine series.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Lifestyles / Country Life, Historical / United States / 19th Century, Love + Romance
- March 5, 2013
- March 5, 2013
- Saundra Mitchell