Rich Susanna Smith was just a little girl stuck in a tree the first time she met Benjamin Ross, the son of a poor farmer. But even at the tender age of six, she knew the difference between their social statuses and made sure he knew it, too.
When they meet again in a Massachusetts courtroom in 1763, Ben is a lawyer with a Harvard degree, and Susanna is a woman of marrying age. Though ashamed of those harsh words spoken long ago to Ben, she knows he still does not meet her parents’ standards for a potential husband. He is neither an established lawyer nor a landowner. Ben is painfully aware of these shortcomings and, li