The Bride's House (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 26, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Whiter Than Snow and Prayers for Sale comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House.

It’s 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Bride’s House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn’t go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Bride’s House pregnant---and married to another.

For Pearl, growing up in the Bride’s House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl’s hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride’s House will go for love.

Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride’s House. She’s proud of the women who came before her, but the Bride’s House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a novel rich in storytelling and history, peopled by living, breathing characters that will grab hold of you and not let you go.


  

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The prose was smooth and read quickly. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Carole Roman - Goodreads

Sandra Dallas has a way with the written word. She suspends your reality taking you the the old west where you can identify with people you hardly know, or even understand. Her tale of hardships and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

From the Author: The Bride's House is a real house, a once-elegant mining town home in Georgetown, Colorado. But it was a derelict when my husband and I toured it in 2007. The exterior was a shabby ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
44
Section 4
64
Section 5
81
Section 6
100
Section 7
125
Section 8
140
Section 11
197
Section 12
215
Section 13
245
Section 14
270
Section 15
285
Section 16
310
Section 17
331
Section 18
354

Section 9
161
Section 10
178
Section 19
373
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About the author (2011)

Award-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed “a quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. She is the author of Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale and Tallgrass, among others. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for films. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. For 25 years, Dallas worked as a reporter covering the Rocky Mountain region for Business Week, and started writing fiction in 1990. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.

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