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Ophelias War

Author: Alison McLennan
Publisher: Five Star
ISBN: 9781432831882
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"The priceless ruby necklace secretly given to Ophelia Oatman by her dying mother isn't easily given away--nor is her virginity. But Ophelia must choose between them. The necklace becomes both Ophelia's ticket to freedom and shackles of shame. Fate, family legacy, hair color, the shape of her skull, sex, survival, the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and the tension between Mormons and Gentiles in the Utah Territory converge to shape her destiny. Ophelia's War chronicles the battles for love and survival fought by a young frontier girl in the nineteenth century: her limited choices between polygamy and prostitution, the high cost of keeping her jewels, and the impossibility of protecting them. In an era when many women committed suicide so they wouldn't be shunned and face the shame of being damaged goods, the rebellious and resilient Ophelia uses disgrace and the rubies of her ruin to reinvent herself and win financial freedom. Yet what is the ultimate cost? Can love and reconciliation triumph over her loss and shame?" --

Falling For Johnny

Author: Alison McLennan
ISBN: 9780985394790
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"Fifteen-year-old Riley Donavan doesn't know that her father is a bookie. She thinks her mother's death was an accident. Yet it really happened because her father didn't pay, Johnny "The Camel" McPherson. Riley doesn't realize that the nice old gentleman named Johnny, whom she sits on a bench with each morning, is the ruthless crime boss responsible for her mother's death... In the end she must summon the strength to free herself, from both the harassment of a teenage punk and the protection of a self-deluded killer with whom she has become dangerously close."--p. [4] of cover.

Mama Day

Author: Gloria Naylor
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504043154
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A “wonderful novel” steeped in the folklore of the South from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Women of Brewster Place (The Washington Post Book World). On an island off the coast of Georgia, there’s a place where superstition is more potent than any trappings of the modern world. In Willow Springs, the formidable Mama Day uses her powers to heal. But her great niece, Cocoa, can’t wait to get away. In New York City, Cocoa meets George. They fall in love and marry quickly. But when she finally brings him home to Willow Springs, the island’s darker forces come into play. As their connection is challenged, Cocoa and George must rely on Mama Day’s mysticism. Told from multiple perspectives, Mama Day is equal parts star-crossed love story, generational saga, and exploration of the supernatural. Hailed as Gloria Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novel, it is the kind of book that stays with you long after the final page (Providence Journal).

The Country Gentleman

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A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.

Daughter Of Twin Oaks A Secret Refuge Book 1

Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1585589934
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Will the Wounded Soldier She Rescues From Certain Death be Able to Break Down the Walls of Bitterness That Surround Her Heart? Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, eighteen-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining Thoroughbreds from Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War. Jesselynn is also fleeing a cruel man in Confederate uniform who has pledged to take revenge against her for refusing his hand in marriage. No longer safe at Twin Oaks, she embarks on a perilous journey, taking on the momentous responsibility for the lives and welfare of all who go with her. They ride at night and hide during the day, dodging both Confederate and Union troops along the way. Encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they finally arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. Discouraged, disillusioned, and facing a severe testing of her faith, Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.