Biddy Mason

Author: Camille Gavin
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1632491907
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Biddy Mason from the Author: Camille Gavin. "Biddy Mason, born into slavery, walked two thousand miles to get to California. She won her freedom in a Los Angeles courtroom in 1856G" even though the law did not allow people of color to speak in open court. A skilled nurse and midwife, she saved her money and helped anyone who was in need. She also bought property and became a wealthy woman. In 1872 she founded the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. And because the public school was not open to blacks, she provided the money to start the city's first school for African-Americans. Using a narrative style, the author tells the compelling story of this valiant woman. Biddy Mason was a true pioneer of the Old West and a worthy role model for young readers."

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Ruth K. Hall
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Ruth K. Hall. Sheriff Pat Garrett's daughter Elizabeth became New Mexico's first women's liberation advocate. She wrote O Fair New Mexico, the state song. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography.

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Deborah O'Brien
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0857982885
Size: 68.77 MB
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Deborah O'Brien. A compelling novel of starting over from the author of Mr Chen's Emporium. Eighteen months ago Angie Wallace thought her world had ended. Now she's fighting off suitors - and facing a crisis she never saw coming . . . 'Unrequited love hurt like hell - whether you were fifteen or fifty-something.' Following the death of her beloved husband Phil, Angie has made a new life for herself in the enchanting gold rush town of Millbrooke. The proud proprietor of the Old Manse B&B and a fierce protector of local history, her transition from 'blow-in' to bona fide Millbrooker is complete. She's even fallen for the erudite but scruffy Richard Scott, owner of Millerbrooke House. But just as the relationship between Angie and Richard seems to be blossoming, a woman from his past arrives back in town - and turns their world upside down. Because Diana Goodmann isn't all she seems, and when Angie vows to unearth the truth about her rival she finds herself a long way from home - and in very grave danger.

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Lynn A. Coleman
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 160742956X
Size: 59.67 MB
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Lynn A. Coleman. A Truly Yours Digital Edition. . .After a life of indentured sevitude and abuse, Katherine O'Leary longs for a place of her own. And especially when Shelton Greene invades her heart. Her history is fully of darkness; how could the son of her former owner love her after he learns the truth? Shelton Green has loved Katherine since he was sixteen, but she's as skittish as a wild mare. He knows only time and gentleness will bring her around to trust him. But his father's gambling has destroyed his family's reputation, and Shelton must find a way to restore it. When Shelton's parents arrive, the past flares up and sends Katherine deeper inside herself. Will Shelton's family obligations keep Katherine from believing she's worthy of love? Could the peaceful place she longs for be by his side?

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Janet Fisher
Publisher: TwoDot
ISBN: 9780762796014
Size: 46.76 MB
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Janet Fisher. After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history, eventually leading to her journey to a new life on the Oregon Trail. After Garrett Maupin died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place, which is now one of the few Century Farms in Oregon named for a woman. A Place of Her Own is the story of the author’s great-great-grandmother’s daring decision to buy that farm on the Oregon frontier after the death of her husband--and story of the author's own decision to keep that farm in the family. Janet Fisher's journey into the past to uncover her own family history as she worked to keep the property interweaves with the tales from her ancestors' lives during the years leading up to the Mexican-American War in the East and her great-great-grandmother's harrowing journey across the Oregon Trail with her young family and finally tells the tale of Martha's courageous decision to strike out on her own in Oregon. This book will hold special appeal for Oregon Trail buffs and the many people in this country whose ancestors took that terrible trek, as well as others interested in American history of that period.

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Miranda Barnes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781532797620
Size: 21.74 MB
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Miranda Barnes. Jenny Morrison was ready for change. After a failed engagement and a life spent in the rush of the big city, she has relocated to a beautiful old stone Victorian house in the small town of Cragley. Her grand plan is to set up a craft shop at its front, a place of her own. It is time for peace, quiet and a fresh start. That is, until she meets her neighbours. James and Hannah, a set of twins, start causing trouble from the minute she moves in. Their father, Tom Laidler, doesn't seem much better and makes life difficult with his quiet demeanour and quick temper. Luckily, Jenny finds a friend in local artist Will Renfrew, whose carefree humour is just what the doctor ordered. But when deliveries of fresh flowers are sent to Jenny by a mysterious admirer, she begins to wonder whether this could be than just a friendship... Has Jenny found more than she bargained for in her eccentric artist friend? Under his moody veneer, could there be more to Tom Laidler than meets the eye? Can she tackle the troublesome twins? There is plenty to organise in the run-up to opening day: walls to paint, stock to order, a business to put together. And with so much in the shop to fix, Jenny barely has time to notice that her romantic life is on the mend too. 'A Place of Her Own' is a heart-warming romance about second chances at love and happiness. "A sparkling romance set in rural England" - Holly Kinsella, bestselling author of 'Uptown Girl'. Miranda Barnes has lived in Northumberland nearly all her life, and most of her romantic fiction is set in the area she has come to love. Contemporary and authentic, her novels focus on the loves and lives of local people - shop assistants, craft workers, and farming and fishing folk. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

A Place Of Her Own

Author: Ann Mari Falk
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A Place Of Her Own from the Author: Ann Mari Falk. Fifteen-year-old Stina adjusts to living in Stockholm with her married sister after their parents' sudden death. Grades 7-9.

Place Of Her Own

Author: Janet Fisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010972
Size: 70.53 MB
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Place Of Her Own from the Author: Janet Fisher. After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history, eventually leading to her journey to a new life on the Oregon Trail. After Garrett Maupin died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place, which is now one of the few Century Farms in Oregon named for a woman. A Place of Her Own is the story of the author’s great-great-grandmother’s daring decision to buy that farm on the Oregon frontier after the death of her husband--and story of the author's own decision to keep that farm in the family. Janet Fisher's journey into the past to uncover her own family history as she worked to keep the property interweaves with the tales from her ancestors' lives during the years leading up to the Mexican-American War in the East and her great-great-grandmother's harrowing journey across the Oregon Trail with her young family and finally tells the tale of Martha's courageous decision to strike out on her own in Oregon. This book will hold special appeal for Oregon Trail buffs and the many people in this country whose ancestors took that terrible trek, as well as others interested in American history of that period.

Her Own Place

Author: Dori Sanders
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616202521
Size: 18.68 MB
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Her Own Place from the Author: Dori Sanders. Dori Sanders' first novel, CLOVER was a smash hit. Now, with HER OWN PLACE, Dori Sanders tells a story about ordinary people taking part in a transformation of heart and mind--in the South, in the nation. "Resonates as powerfully as an old hymn."--Kirkus Reviews; "Like a ripe summer peach, HER OWN PLACE just keeps getting better and better until the last page leaves the reader longing for more."--Christian Science Monitor. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.