Turn-of-the-century New York City--a place of opportunity, deception, and phenomenal need.As America makes its ascent as a world power, three young daughters of Winslow come to bustling New York City in 1902 seeking careers and direction for their lives. But each of the Winslow cousins finds a different world and is drawn in her own separate way.Ruth Winslow feels called to be a missionary and comes to New York's Baxter Hospital to train as a nurse. She finds rich fulfillment in her work among the poor and suffering immigrants--as well as a growing interest in the young Scottish doctor David Burns.Priscilla Winslow joins Ruth in the nursing program but has a passion for the bright lights of show business. Despite all the warnings, when her dreams come true, life on the stage takes on a dark side.Esther Winslow is engaged to a wealthy New York businessman but is restless to do something meaningful with her life. Her photographs of the plight of the immigrants in the tenement slums and her meeting a young South African doctor who risks everything to help the sick opens a new door to her, but where will it lead?
Gilbert Morris spent ten years as a pastor before becoming Professor of English at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. During the summers of 1984 and 1985, he did postgraduate work at the University of London. A prolific writer, he has had over 25 scholarly articles and 200 poems published in various periodicals, and over the past years has had more than 180 novels published, including THE HOUSE OF WINLSOW series, LIONS OF JUDAH series and CHENEY DUVALL, M.D. His family includes three grown children, and he and his wife live in Alabama.