All her life, Elspet Mary seems to have known nothing but loss. First her mother died, then her father, leaving her with her Aunt Ailsa and Uncle Will Gordon. And now, just when she is beginning to feel at home in Glen Buchan, she is being torn away again. Uncle Will has already left to start clearing a farm in the New World, in Upper Canada. The rest of the family must follow soon. The voyage across the ocean is frightening enough, but what awaits Elspet Mary in the strange new land? This is an unforgettable, moving story about family, love - and belonging.