“‘Oh, God, help me! Help! Help! Help!’ her heart was crying out. . . .”
Young and beautiful, Marilla Reed led a comfortable life. With plans to begin college the following fall, her future looked promising, too. Until her father’s death and the wave of economic depression sweeping the country turned her world upside down. Now she must pick up the pieces of a life gone awry and scrape together a new existence far from what she once knew. A run-down neighborhood, no hope of college, and no chance at love. . .Marilla is left wondering what kind of future she’ll have.
Then, just as her dreary world begins to brighten, the jealousy of a neighborhood man flares and survival takes on new meaning.
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