The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier I've read a few of this author's books, and this was the first one since Girl With the Pearl Earring that really grabbed me. It was well-researched without feeling like a lecture, striking a good balance between fact and fiction. The things that Honor noticed about her new surroundings were realistic (birds, men spitting everywhere, unfamiliar animals, feeling claustrophobic in the forest) and brought atmosphere to the tale.