Tato and Adrianne Stanislaus have just buried the fifth of their children. Franz died because of maltreatment in Franz Josef's illegal army. Tato is convinced that he must take his family to America to protect his remaining six children from near starvation, discrimination, illness, and war that he feels is imminent.
Adrianne is hesitant to leave all that she has ever known to go to a strange country, where the customs are unknown, and whose language she does not understand. Their son, Mikhail has refused to go to America, leaving the girl that he loves behind. He tells his father that he had rather serve in Franz Josef's army than to leave Austria without Rozalia.
Original title: Escape to Freedom
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European