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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?" --

Ophelia S War

Author: Alison L. McLennan
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ISBN: 9781432858148
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Killing her uncle has always haunted Ophelia Oatman. More disturbing is finding out he's still alive. Former frontier prostitute, Ophelia Oatman, wants to put her sordid, violent past behind her and live a peaceful life. At twenty-six, Ophelia's rotten luck has finally changed. She has inherited money and the parlor house in Ogden, Utah, where she once plied her trade. Despite all odds, Ophelia believes love might even be possible between her and Charlie Sirringo, the detective she hired to find her lost brother Ezekiel. Can she let go of the past after she learns that her uncle, the man who raped and ruined her, is still alive? Can she stop Charlie and Ezekiel from seeking revenge? Can she stop herself? Should she?

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.