An Award-Winning Author
April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man in San Francisco she knows nothing about. One evening after arriving, Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake.