Like everyone in America at this time, Neci and Ezra want to improve themselves and their lot. While Ezra is besotted with the gypsy girl, his head is turned when the well-connected Edith offers her love and her connections to Ezra.
The two women confront each other during the rescue efforts for survivors of The Dayton Flood. Edith recognizes that she is faced with a significant rival for Ezra s affections. She sets about to abolish he enemy.
As the story unfolds, Edith discovers inside information that the Lusitania faces a real threat of German destruction when it makes its crossing to England. Edith decides to keep this information to herself. She imperils the lives of Neci and the Hubbards.
Neci and Ezra s benefactors and friends, The Hubbards, choose to make the crossing. When Ezra takes Neci to the send-off for the Atlantic crossing, his emotions overwhelm. He is seen making his way on board.
After a friendly breakfast The Hubbards and Neci find themselves on deck as the ship is struck by a torpedo. The Hubbards choose death and Neci frees our narrator Nuncio and jumps into the Irish Sea. We must wait for the next book to uncover her fate and the fate of the man she loves.
I loved it! I wasn't too sure what I would get when I was asked to review this graphic novel, but I'm so glad I accepted. I'm not a big fan of history, but Alexandre did a magnificent job with description and era that I was sucked right in. Tom Loepp is the illustrator and he did fantastic! It all blended so well together, you couldn't help but read it through.
It's a beautiful love story turned love triangle. While a young woman named Neci is in love with Ezra, he just doesn't feel the same way thinking she's too young. He goes his own way, leaving the gypsy community behind. This is when he meets the beautiful Marlene, who is almost appalled that she's fallen for him so quickly. They both share a love of music, and when Neci sends her animal friends to spy, she realizes that this Marlene may just be the one to make Ezra famous. With the new world being built and autos being introduced, Neci may be forgotten from Ezra's memories forever.
Marlene has her own agenda and though the book leaves you with a continuation, you're definitely going to want more. I definitely give it 5 flaming roses! Anxiously waiting book two.