It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie’s life is about to change forever.

When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel’s unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family together, and fend off some over-eager suitors.

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About The Author

Researching her family history, Ann discovered all the collected memoirs had been written by men and told from the male perspective. What was life like for the women who maintained the homes, reared the children, and followed their husbands from place to place? That sparked her interest in writing fiction. She learned her craft by attending classes, reading books and collecting a few rejections. Ann lives with her husband, Richard, in Oregon and their Belgian Shepherd named Amber.

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