Why did she edit her wedding day journal?
When almost-spinster schoolteacher Rosette Cordelia Ramsdell met Otis Churchill on a Michigan farm in 1856, she thought he might be the one. Her real-life journal tells what happened over the next two years. History tells what happened over the next six decades.The novel explores the truth.
In the novel we meet Rosette in 1888 as she revises a crucial page of her 1850s journal, then we live the journal's entries in the voices of Rosette and others around her. In careful detail, this novel by Cindy Rinaman Marsch traces how we both choose and suffer our destiny, how hopes that have come to naught can rise from the wreckage.