The Jewel Cage
Publisher: Aspidistra Press
Does love conquer all? Nell’s not so sure.
Adjusting to wedlock isn’t easy for a woman whose initial aversion to the married state took her to the Poor Farm. When a tragedy out of the blue prompts her to repay past debts, her charitable instincts threaten to wreck her happy new life. What does she really want—and what does she really need?
Attraction to an old friend shakes Tess’s world. Can she change his indifference to love?
Martin struggles with demons from his own past as he oversees the rebuilding of the store and the creation of a new home. Will his ambitions hurt those he loves the most?
Young Sarah faces the antagonist who knows the secret that might ruin her future.
Join the beloved characters from the House of Closed Doors series as we bridge the years between Nell’s story and Sarah’s, interweaving stories of love and despair, darkness and light in the turbulent Chicago of the late 1870s.