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Orphaned Bonnie is sent to Seattle to live with distant relatives she's never met; upon arrival, she is instantly welcomed into a close-knit community of suffragist women who are trying to make ends meet by running a boarding house. Bonnie fits right in with everyone except her slightly younger cousin, Claire, and still feels uncomfortable with the youngest boarder, Carson, who has returned from WWI blind and bitter. Bonnie's increasing awareness of her own personal strength to help both herself and the others in the house runs parallel to her feelings for Carson, and her increasing awareness of his feelings for her. At last, Bonnie must embark on her own to pursue her dreams, leaving Carson waiting at home.
The story continues in Thesman's "The Tree of Bells," though in a somewhat different direction than readers might expect.