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Contemporary RomanceLarge Print Edition*A 1997 Spur Award WinnerAt twenty-three, Jenny Williams, the mother of two, is naive and unsure of herself. Shes always depended on her husband to make decisions. But suddenly Mike is out of work and Jenny is forced to try her own wings. Despite struggling against financial hardship and the pressure of being the breadwinner, Jenny is growing in ways shed never before felt possible. As she grows and changes, she comes face to face with the dangers that her new-found strength poses. But Jenny can find solace in the memory of the one man who loves her . . .
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With determined courage and grit, young wife and mother Jenny Williams carves a life for herself out of the bare bones of a mountain homestead and an unfulfilling marriage. From a cabin near the highway dump where she lives in primitive fashion with Mike and their two children, Jenny moves to an even bleaker hovel situated on a mining claim in the Colorado Rockies, where her husband hopes to find gold ore. Mike becomes dispirited and sexually abusive and, in a role reversal of consequence, Jenny finds night work as a waitress in a rowdy roadhouse, and in the daylight hours learns to excavate the mine. Juggling a punishing work schedule with the responsibilities of motherhood, she manages to get a high school equivalency diploma, begins to deal assertively with sexual harassment and, after Mike's death as a result of drunk driving, accepts the love of a fine man. Although Jenny is a wonder woman, at times seeming to defy credibility, the story of her triumph is engaging. Long fills the narrative with intimate, workaday details that illumine the struggle of a woman who, despite the most daunting circumstances, nurtures and protects her children.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11034536113X
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M034536113X