It's the 1840s, and Lara can't imagine any life except the one she has where she is surrounded by her big Irish family. That is, until one day, when tragedy strikes. Lara's world is turned upside down. Desperate, afraid, and alone, with no choice but indentured servitude, Lara does something that will haunt her the rest of her life. When it seems that all hope is lost, Lara is discovered by an American couple. Whisked away to a new world, Lara's world changes yet again, but her past won't go away. Will her past ever stop haunting her?
Lara's Story is fantastic. It captures your heart. You feel for Lara, and all you want for her is the life that she deserves. After you pick up this book, you can't put it down. If you like historical fiction that takes place during the 1800s, this is the book for you. It's perfect for ages 12 and up.