Quaker Honor Bright leaves England after her fiancé breaks their engagement. She travels to America with her sister to begin a new life. The trip is horrendous, but what awaits her is unexpected. Left to be cared for by strangers Honor must find her own way.
The Last Runaway depicts life in 1850s Ohio. The Friends do not support slavery and many become part of the Underground Railroad. Honor Bright is in a strange country with strange ways. She copes by writing letters home to her family in England and by trying to help runaways. She is also torn between loved ones and doing what’s right.
New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest novel helps the reader understand the anti-slavery movement and the Quakers