The year is 1835 and Carolina Adams finds herself enchanted by an unlikely suitor. . .the railroad. Frustrated by society's expectations upon her gender, she longs to study more masculine subjects and is thrilled when her father grants her a tutor. James Baldwin arrives to serve as Carolina's teacher, but of more importance, he is to court Carolina's beautiful older sister, Virginia. Will expectationsand Virginia's southern charmelicit the hopedfor proposal? Or will James and Carolina dare to acknowledge the mutual interests and feelings growing between them?
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Judith Pella is a best selling author whose writing career spans two decades and more than thirty novels. Her degrees in teaching and nursing lend depth to her tales, which span a variety of settings. She and her husband make their home in Scapoose, Oregon. Tracie Peterson is the best selling, award wining author of more than 70 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.From School Library Journal:
YA. Andrew Jackson's presidency and accompanying intrigue form the historical setting for this novel. An almost consuming curiosity about things mechanical, and especially the new railroad, creates frequent conflicts for 15-year-old Carolina Adams. The inquisitive teen faces daily challenges from her family and peers in an age when it is feared that too much education may "cause insanity in women." Fascination for the sight, sound, and even the smell of locomotives isolates the young woman from her convention-bound mother and brings ridicule from her older, socially conscious sister. Only her father and her sister's fiance share her enthusiasm for this new iron monster and seem sympathetic to her appetite for information. Solvency of the national bank, westward expansion, and the wisdom of investing in railroad construction are at issue in this first volume of the series. Subplots include tension in gender roles, parental power, and sibling rivalry?all topics as viable in the 1990s as in the 1830s.?Janice DeLong, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
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Book Description Doubleday Book & Music Clubs, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1568654766
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