Inheriting his slighted forefathers' bitter hatred for Queen Victoria, Nigel Whitaker has finally found a way to punish the Queen: kidnap her great-grandson David, "the apple of her eye," and whisk him off to America. But when fortune-seeking emigrants Jeremy and Cecelia Barlow, unable to have children of their own after a riding accident, become attached to the adorable child, his fate is even more uncertain. Meanwhile back in England, Queen Victoria's grace and her faith in Christ are working changes in the heart of Nigel's secret accomplice. The Lacys weave another complex plot line involving America's early immigrants and revealing the all-knowing power of God.
From the Trade Paperback edition.