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Women pioneers

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    Goudie, Elizabeth
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    Originally published in 1973 and now a Nimbus Classic, Woman of Labrador is Elizabeth Goudie’s enduring and candid story of her pioneering life as a trapper’s wife in the early 1900s. She was left alone much of the year to rear eight...

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    Oke, Janette
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    Beth Thatcher returns home from her first year as a schoolteacher in the mining town of Coal Valley and steps into a whole different world. Her life back among her wealthy Eastern family is a stark contrast to her primitive life in the...

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    Oke, Janette
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    Janette Oke Returns with a New Prairie Romance! After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she's assigned the position no one else wants--in the tiny mining town of Coal...

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    Whitson, Stephanie Grace
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    Charlotte Valentine Bishop has buried her husband. Now she and her son Will are embarking on a trip back to Fort Robinson, Nebraska to make a new home for themselves with Charlotte's father. Unfortunately, the transition doesn...

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    Brennan, Kevin
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    Three hundred independent-minded women in 1880s California have embarked on a seemingly impossible journey: to establish a town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada composed exclusively of women. The only way for the singular town of...

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    Peterson, Tracie
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    Diane Selby's life is full of blessings. She and her husband have made a success of their vast Diamond V ranch, a long-lost sister has returned, and their family is growing. But an aggressive rancher nearby wants to buy all the land...

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    Rivers, Francine
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    When Sierra discovers her young ancestor's handcrafted quilt and reads her journal, she finds that their lives are very similar. By following her ancestor's example, she learns to surrender to God's sovereignty and unconditional love....

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    GREY, Zane
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    A woman is kidnapped from Fort Henry by a band of renegades and hostile Ohio Valley Indians, and Lewis Wetzel (known by the Indians as Death Wind) with his partner Jonathan Zane set out in pursuit, with little hope of survival.

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    Martel, Suzanne
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    Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award. Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler...

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    Atwood, Margaret
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    This cycle of poems is perhaps the most memorable evocation in modern Canadian literature of the myth of the wilderness, the immigrant experience, and the alienating and schizophrenic effects of the colonial mentality. Since it was...

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    Mutch, Barbara
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    In apartheid-era South Africa, Cathleen and young Ada are two women society believes should not be friends. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her. But in one night, everything changes.

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    Peterson, Tracie
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    "1886 Montana stands on the brink of statehood, and Dianne Selby finds her world turned upside down in this conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Montana saga. Through the twists and turns of life and nature, Dianne comes to realize that the...

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    Deveraux, Jude
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    "Linnet eagerly plunges into the Kentucky wilderness, leaving behind the remnants of her life in London. On the frontier trail, a savage Indian attack wipes out her fellow travelers and leaves her alone and at the mercy of the fierce...

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    Cimon, Anne
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    Susanna Moodie was already a published author when she emigrated from England to Upper Canada with her husband and baby in 1832. The Moodies were seeking financial security and a better life in the colony, but they found themselves...

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    Chiaverini, Jennifer
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    Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She...

  • Author:
    Miller, Linda Lael
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    The reissue of #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller's Secondhand Bride, the third installment in the McKettrick Cowboys series and the basis for her wildly popular McKettrick Men and McKettricks of Texas series...

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    Snelling, Lauraine
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    Award-winning author Lauraine Snelling delivers her first installment of the Dakotah Treasures series. Ruby, a Crossings Book Club Main Selection, is the story of a young woman who must leave behind the life she has grown accustomed...

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    Rivers, Francine
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    Sold into prostitution as an orphan, Angel has never believed in love. Then Michael Hosea pursues her, showers her with unconditional love, and marries her. Through his caring, Michael slowly melts Angel's icy heart.

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    Lowell, Elizabeth
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    Two strangers and a wild stallion must join forces to escape a band of renegade warriors in the Utah Territory.

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    Fraser, Caroline
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    The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book series Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls-the pioneer girl...

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