Jody Hedlund does not shy away from topics such as injustice, poverty, separation and sadness. She also has a way of weaving hope into all of this! With You Always is set in New York City in 1857, one of the many struggling immigrants, Elise Neumann has lost her home, her mother, and when her world collides with the privileged and rich Thornton Quincy, things get…complicated.
I have been a fan of Julie’s books for many years and have loved her stand alone books. I did however recognize that this one is the first in a series and as such it is setting up for a series, which makes it a little different to a stand alone. It reminded me of Lawana Blackwell’s Gresham Chronicles,