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Publisher's Summary

In post-Civil War New York City, sixteen-year-old Aislynn Denehy cannot find a job, she has no place to live and no family to help her. Some might think this is a problem; Aislynn believes it is an opportunity. No formulaic romance, this well-researched love story depicts life as it truly was for the thousands of women who went west reaching for a new life. Aislynn's journey begins in a New York City tenement and leads her across the frontier to a Utah mining camp where she must cope with the three very different men in her life: smart, solicitous Tim; good-natured, good-guy Johnny; and the intense but intriguing Liam Moran. Life in the roughshod camp brings small joys and devastating losses. Susan Denning's engaging debut novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending.
©2006 Susan Denning (P)2015 Tantor

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Bad ending

Loved the book until it eneded with no warning right in the middle of a story line. Very disappointed. I cant get these hours of my life back.

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Ambiguous ending. No sequel on audio.

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Audible listeners should be aware that this volume ends ambiguously and the sequel is not available on audio. I wouldn't have purchased if I'd realized this before,

It's also not the most historically realistic of books.

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Abrupt Ending

I agree with everyone else that this book ended abruptly. If it were labeled as a series I wouldn't have even considered it, thinking of it as a stand alone it is a bit of a cliff hanger. All in all, I liked the book and it was easy to listen to - I am partial to Tavia Gilbert. Hoping to have the 2nd installment available on Audible.

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excellent performance

felt like i was watching a movie with the performance given. one part made me cry which i never do listening to a book. i think it was the performance making ot so real to me.

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Terrible ending!

I really enjoyed this book, but the ending was just terrible. I hate a book that leaves to many unanswered questions

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Disappointing

Good story and characters but it ended abruptly with no resolution. Some of the minor plot points were a bit predictable.

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Ending terrible

This book ends way before it should and leaves you wondering what became of each of the members of the story. Is it a first in a damn sequel? I hate books with sequels oh my.
It is lame in its inaccuracies as well. I do not recommend it