This is the second book in the trilogy - it charts the further adventures of Cork-born Annie Moore, who was the first immigrant to land at Ellis Island, New York, in 1892. Four years later, Annie, now aged seventeen, has left her family in New York and moved out west to Nebraska. Life in the West is unlike anything she has experienced before but Annie soon adapts, and before long she has an admirer. Annie is confused - she is interested in Carl but can't get Mike Tierney, whom she first met on her voyage to America from Ireland, out of her mind. But does Mike feel the same way?