So far, Hope`s Crossing is about Hope`s house getting burnt down during war. But wait, it gets worse a man named Mr. Thomas (a british man) leaves her family out in the cold but kidnaps her. When they get to his house Elspeth, Mr. Thomas`s wife treats Hope as a servant. Elspeth kicks pinches and slaps Hope and Mother Thomas. Mother Thomas is Mr. Thomas`s mother. Luckily, even though they are enemys in the war Mother Thomas has a kind heart and helps Hope escape. They find a friend to help them get to New York by boat. Soon they find Mrs. Doyle`s hotel. But Mother Thomas catches the chicken pox and Mrs. Doyle kicks them out to Mrs. Willow`s place. Dr. Jordan says that Mrs. Willow will take care of them. Sadly that is as far as I could read.