Lydie has grown up hearing the ground rumble in the mining town where she lives in the country of Wales. Sometimes she even hears explosions come from the mine where her father and oldest brother, Tim, work.
But nothing prepares her for the day in 1879 when Tim is killed in an accident that closes the mine and puts her father out of work. Everyone in town is talking about America and the chance for good jobs there.
Join Lydie as she travels across the sea and begins a new life with her family in America, the land of opportunity.(Publisher website)