The Daring Ladies of Lowell
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Featuring: Alice Barrow; Lovey Cornell; Samuel Fiske
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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
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.
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