New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World’s Fair to Southwest With Harvey Girls

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New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World's Honest to Southwest With Harvey Women

Mountains of Love is the most recent novel from the prolific pen of Nice Lakes Romances creator Donna Winters. It additionally represents a brand new departure for Winters, who has beforehand set her novels alongside the Nice Lakes the place she has lived for a few years. A couple of years in the past, Winters moved to the Southwest and that has influenced her newest novel. Twenty-three-year-old Cedena Rossier, the guide's heroine, is from Fayette, Michigan, the place Winters beforehand set a trilogy, however Cedena journeys to the Chicago World's Honest in 1893 after which to Kansas Metropolis and Las Vegas, New Mexico.

And Cedena's journey is sort of the journey. Just like the Ferris wheel Cedena rides on on the World's Honest, this novel is filled with fantastic views of america on the finish of the nineteenth century in addition to some gasps over the thrill that runs all through its pages.

The story begins when Cedena accompanies her mom, aunt, and uncle to the Chicago World's Honest. Cedena and her mom have fallen on onerous occasions. Her father and brother had been concerned within the iron trade in Fayette, Michigan, till the Jackson Iron Firm pulled out of city. They then took to fishing to assist the household, however two years in the past, they had been misplaced in a storm on Lake Michigan. Since then, Cedena and her mom have struggled to make ends meet and Cedena's Uncle James has needed to ship them cash simply so they might survive. Now Cedena's aunt and uncle have invited her to attend the World Honest's in Chicago with them, the place Uncle James has a sales space for Paxton's Prescription drugs, his personal firm primarily based in Kansas Metropolis. Working the sales space for him is a younger man named Matthew who instantly takes a liking to Cedena.

Cedena, nonetheless, is extra involved in seeing the sights on the truthful than being concerned with Matthew. She finds him considerably overbearing, and when she meets good-looking Orin Younger and his sister Alice, who appears to love Matthew, Cedena hopes Matthew will fall for Alice whereas she will get to spend time with Orin.

One of many splendors of this novel is the Chicago World's Honest. It was the spectacle of the last decade, and Winters takes us on a tour of it, exhibiting us every little thing from the camel races to the new air balloon journey, the Fourth of July fireworks, and the Chinese language Village. We really feel drawn in, seeing all of it by Cedena's eyes, and solely want we might return in time to see it for ourselves.

However ultimately, Cedena's go to to the truthful attracts to an finish and she or he has to make some onerous selections. She realizes there may be nothing in Fayette for her to return to, and she or he can also be bored with her mom's controlling methods. She has additionally met some folks on the truthful who make her wish to stay in Chicago. When she takes her uncle up on his supply to remain and assist him, she comes into instant battle along with her mom, leading to her mom disowning her. Worse, the Melancholy of 1893 is simply starting, and by the point the truthful is over and Cedena returns to Kansas Metropolis along with her aunt and uncle, her uncle's enterprise is in such decline that Cedena should be taught to fend for herself. Then she has the good concept to have the journey of a lifetime by changing into a Harvey Woman.

To say extra can be to spoil all of the enjoyable, however Cedena's experiences within the Southwest are something however uninteresting as she meets new and unsavory characters, tries to be self-supporting, and struggles with the sentiments of her coronary heart and making the perfect selections for her future.

Donna Winters has written many different novels and I've learn lots of them, from Mackinac to her Fayette Trilogy and her newer Saving Mossy Level. After writing so many historic and Christian romances, one would assume the books would turn out to be formulaic, however that isn't in any respect the case. Winters writes about actual folks going through real-life struggles in historic settings that make you're feeling you might be proper there with the characters. I might really feel Cedena's pleasure on the truthful, her exhaustion after working lengthy shifts as a Harvey Woman, her frustrations coping with tough folks from members of the family to fellow workers, and in the end, her braveness in making the perfect selections for herself. She and her fellow characters will stay with you a very long time.

Anybody who loves historic fiction and romance will discover Mountains of Love a beautiful saga to get misplaced in and need there have been mountains extra of it.

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New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World's Honest to Southwest With Harvey Women

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