Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:  The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

Due out: February 25, 2014

Product Description taken from Amazon:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts--and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.
 
Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of “the mill girls.”  In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend—a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell.
 
But conditions at the factory become increasingly dangerous, and Alice finds the courage to represent the workers and their grievances.  Although mill owner, Hiram Fiske, pays no heed, Alice attracts the attention of his eldest son, the handsome and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual attraction is intense, tempting Alice to dream of a different future for herself.
 
This dream is shattered when Lovey is found strangled to death. A sensational trial follows, bringing all the unrest that’s brewing to the surface. Alice finds herself torn between her commitment to the girls in the mill and her blossoming relationship with Samuel.  Based on the actual murder of a mill girl and the subsequent trial in 1833, The Daring Ladies of Lowell brilliantly captures a transitional moment in America’s history while also exploring the complex nature of love, loyalty, and the enduring power of friendship.



5 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the look and sound of this one...I'm so ready for a good historic novel.

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Jill said...

I'm all in! Loved her previous book!

Shane Morgan said...

Love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

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Arianna said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, and it sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my WoW!   And take a look at our giveaway of Hostage Three by Nick Lake.

Daisel Tamayo said...

I havent heard much about this one but sounds good! Great pick!

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