I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Catherine Ring and her husband Elias move their family to New York City in 1799 to open a store and boarding house. Something is missing from Caty's life though, and she soon asks for her cousin Elma to join her and help with the boarding house. Caty and Elma grew up together, almost as sisters. Elma's childhood was not easy as the daughter of an unwed mother and Caty wants to give her a second chance in a new place. One of the boarders that finds their way to the Ring's boarding house is Levi Weeks, brother to Ezra Weeks. Ezra Weeks is working on Manhattan's water problem with Aaron Burr who created to Manhattan Water Company. Levi and Elma begin to spend time together and confide in one another and on the day Elma believes that she is going to be married to Levi, she disappears. Caty will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her cousin. As she digs deeper, Caty learns that Elma's disappearance has less to do with her relationship and more to do with politics.