Cordelia ends up at the poor farm when she is accused of begging. There she meets Sara, Dan, and Grace. They flee the farm after destroying people who have become monster cannibals. They travel to a town further west where Jack, a man from Sara's past, lives. He helps them to establish themselves in his town. But the monster cannibals, now called zombies, come calling causing their lives to disrupted again.
I enjoyed this story and I am not into zombies at all. But this book is more than that. It is a story of people overcoming disabilities and society's disapproval. Sara, Cordelia, Dan, Grace, and Jack are outcasts by societal standards--some because of physical/mental disabilities, other by their sexuality. I loved how they showed their strengths and became a family that protected, took care of, and loved one another. They are a unit. They worry about each other and, when circumstances cause them to be separated, they strengthen their bonds with each other. I also liked the honesty and openness they show one another.
This is well done. I was pulled into their world and story and read it in one sitting. I would read Ms. Vane again.