New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World’s Honest to Southwest With Harvey Ladies

New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World’s Honest to Southwest With Harvey Ladies

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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 number 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 kind of the trip. Just like the Ferris wheel Cedena rides on on the World’s Honest, this novel is filled with fantastic views of the US 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 exhausting instances. Her father and brother have been concerned within the iron business 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 have 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 may 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 Prescribed 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 inquisitive about seeing the sights on the honest 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, displaying us every part from the camel races to the recent air balloon trip, the Fourth of July fireworks, and the Chinese language Village. We really feel drawn in, seeing all of it by way of Cedena’s eyes, and solely want we might return in time to see it for ourselves.

However finally, Cedena’s go to to the honest attracts to an finish and he or she has to make some exhausting choices. She realizes there’s nothing in Fayette for her to return to, and he or she can also be uninterested in her mom’s controlling methods. She has additionally met some individuals on the honest who make her need to stay in Chicago. When she takes her uncle up on his supply to remain and assist him, she comes into speedy battle together with her mom, leading to her mom disowning her. Worse, the Despair of 1893 is simply starting, and by the point the honest is over and Cedena returns to Kansas Metropolis together with her aunt and uncle, her uncle’s enterprise is in such decline that Cedena should study to fend for herself. Then she has the good thought 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 boring as she meets new and unsavory characters, tries to be self-supporting, and struggles with the sentiments of her coronary heart and making the most effective choices 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 more moderen Saving Mossy Level. After writing so many historic and Christian romances, one would suppose the books would turn into formulaic, however that isn’t in any respect the case. Winters writes about actual individuals 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 honest, her exhaustion after working lengthy shifts as a Harvey Woman, her frustrations coping with troublesome individuals from members of the family to fellow staff, and finally, her braveness in making the most effective choices 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 want there have been mountains extra of it.

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New Novel Takes Readers From Chicago World’s Honest to Southwest With Harvey Ladies

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