** spoiler alert **
Annabelle Worthington was a good woman who fell into some horrific circumstances. Her unfortunate luck began when she was 18 and her father and brother were killed when the Titanic went down. Her mother was never quited the same after that but she managed. Annabelle eventually gets married and all seems to coming together, as it should. Tragic then strikes her marriage and Annabelle is forced to begin a new life, away from all that she has ever known or loved and on the heels of her mother's death. Then, just when you think she is going to pull her life together, just when it appears to be promising, another horrific act happens to her. She is raped by a military man, an officer.....a cold, uncaring man. Out of this unfortunate incident, Annabelle brings peace into this world, a little girl without a father. Her daughter is the one person in this world that she can love and who can love her in return. She continues to fall into unfortunate circumstances. Circumstances that might crumble any of us reading the book. But, Annabelle is such a good woman that somehow she survives all of the catastrophes that she's had to endure. As a reader, I wanted good things to come her way and was very disappointed when they didn't. In the end, I gathered that she had found a peace within herself and that she and her daughter would be fine.