Book II of The Crown Family Saga. At 26, Fritzi knows time is running out in her ambition to become a successful actress. Pressed by her father to settle for a more suitable life, she heads for New York and one more shot at the big time, but she finds the streets of Broadway are not paved with gold – but with poverty, hunger and despair. Her younger brother Carol drifts from town to town, too proud to work at the Crown brewery. When his longtime fascination for automobiles finally sparks into a talent for racing and a job at Henry Ford’s Detroit factory, it seems his future is assured. And then war looms over Europe.