This is a tale of women who get thrown in jail that are now traveling by boat to an island across the sea. Some are guilty, some were only trying to save themselves but they all got blamed for their bad deeds.
Berkley and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published February 16th.
The women are of all types. One has changed her identity, many are silent and not real friendly. Others are loud and too boisterous to get along.
Those who know how to sew are gathered together to make a pieced quilt. They commence to work on it either by lantern light or daylight.
About halfway through the journey, one of the women is stabbed. She has a son and he can't understand why she doesn't recover. Despite the best efforts of the doctor, the woman passes. They have asked all the women about it but no one saw anything. However before the journey is over, the killer cracks and confesses.
The Captain finds a love on board. The young boy finds another woman to take care of him. and the woman traveling with the wrong name is told to keep the name and continue to make up for her transgressions on the island.
I wonder how it all turns out for them...