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From the Publisher
"Alice is cast in the mold of a character created by an
earlier Alcott, the passionate and spunky Jo March. A refreshingly
old-fashioned heroine, she makes THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL
--The New York Times Book Review
"Offers up a compelling slice of both feminist and Industrial Age
history"--Christian Science Monitor
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
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 for herself.
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.