No Eye Can See
In this novel, second in a trilogy after All Together In One Place, a number of independent women seek to make their way in the new land of California. The abusive husband of one member of the group, a warped ex-convict, finds her. He seeks revenge, for he blames her for putting him in prison. Mazy Bacon, the young Wisconsin wife from the first book in the series, puts together a story quilt from blocks made by each woman in her new extended family. Mazy also finds her husband has betrayed her, and the dairy herd for which she’d traveled this long distance may not be in her future after all.
Suzanne Cullver, a widow who happens to be blind, finds a profession in which she can be independent, but it endangers her children. Her experiences form some of the book’s most exciting segments. The burning of the town of Shasta City changes all of their lives and exposes the presence of the abusive husband. This story leaves many questions unanswered, but it gives the reader a reason to look forward to book three.