This was okay, but a little too After-School-Special for my liking. A young Quaker woman comes to America from England in 1850 and finds the life and traditions very strange and hard to accept, especially the slavery. She tries to find strength in her faith but falls short and realizes she will have to think and act for herself. Although this book is ostensibly about the underground railroad, sewing seemed to play more of a roll with lengthy descriptions of sewing techniques and quilt patterns and bonnet making and I'm just not that crafty to follow or care. Harbouring runaway slaves is a much more interesting and compelling story but in this case seems to have been beside the point - it might just as well have been called The Last Quilter.
Anyway. The story and writing is good enough (I listened to this as an audiobook) but I would classify this as more YA. There really wasn't anything more challenging about it.
3 out of 5 stars?