At the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world, Gina sails from Sicily to Boston′s Freedom Docks to find a new and better life, and meets Harry Barrington, who is searching for his own place in the old world of New England. She is a penniless unrefined immigrant, he a first family Boston Blue-blood, yet they are hopelessly drawn to one another. Over their denials, their separations, and over time, Gina and Harry long to be together. Yet their union would leave a path of destruction in its wake that will swallow two families. Torn and torn apart, Gina and Harry face the cruellest choice of all-between what they cannot have and what they cannot live without.The long-awaited prequel to the bestselling trilogy The Bronze Horsemen, this is a story that will sweep you off your feet.