"I won't have her forced," Jack said. "Let her decide for herself." Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again. Everyone except her. In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy.
Amy tries desperately hard to be a good wife and mother. She puts her whole heart into doing the best she can. But will her best ever be good enough for this man? "Mud and Gold" is the second book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep." It follows directly on from Book One, "Sentence of Marriage."