Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel Book #1) (Google eBook)

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Bethany House, Aug 1, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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 expectations--and Virginia's southern charm--elicit the hoped-for proposal? Or will James and Carolina dare to acknowledge the mutual interests and feelings growing between them?
  

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User Review  - SherylHendrix - LibraryThing

First book in the Ribbons of Steel historical fiction series highlighting both the expansion of railroads to the near west in the early 1800s and the developing issues surrounding slavery in the south ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenna - Goodreads

Super slow start and portions to this book. I like happy endings, but I guess I'll have to keep reading the next book in the series to get to that. Hopefully, a majority of the character sketches won't be overly repeated so it can take right off.... Read full review

Contents

PART THREE Spring 1836
223
Tea and Confusion
227
Nighttime Dispute
236
Indecision
241
Coming of Age
251
No Longer a Child
260
Discord
265
The Proposal
271

Reaching an Understanding
70
Evening at the Baldwins
77
11 Two Sisters
85
York Adams
93
Business Proposition
102
PART TWO Fall 1835
109
Yorks Return
116
Shattered Dream
126
The Cost of fear
132
Joseph and Margaret
140
Oakbridge Tutor
147
Yorks Good fortune
157
Touching a Dream
164
The Houseguest
171
Shaky Beginnings
177
Misunderstood
184
Truce Between friends
193
A New Subject
200
Something to Think About
206
A New Venture
213
The Morning After
280
The Ship
287
PART FOUR Late Spring 1836
295
Along the Way
300
Philip Thomas
304
Unexpected Companion
311
Change in Plans
319
Uncomfortable Questions
325
PART FIVE SummerFall 1836
339
Advances
344
Talk With a friend
350
Conversation on the Porch
356
Lelands Schemes
366
Wedding Plans
373
fever Strikes
379
Loss
386
Broken Hearts
394
The Letter
403
Carolinas Hope
408
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Judith Pella is a bestselling 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 bestselling, 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.

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