A friend lent me this book, The Last Runaway by Rose Tremain.
It tells the story of a Quaker girl from Dorset England who emigrated to America in the 1850's with her sister who was travelling to get married.
Stories of slavery, quilting and life in a strange country are wonderfully interwoven.
I am usually a slow reader and found holding the book a problem so bought the Kindle version and then could not put it down. A great read.