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Boston 1873 - When Alessandra Rose Whiting needs to escape teh vile plans of her uncle, she finds her refuge abroad a ship of brides traveling to Oregon. Assuming the name Rose White, Alessandra disguises herself as a simple farm girl. But her upper class background leaves her ill-equipped for the tasks and skills required to survive in the West. Nor does her background pr ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Five Star (ME)
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Alessandra Whiting is fed up with her uncle Paul trying to marry her off. Paul is Alessandra's legal guardian and holds the reins on her fortune till she is married or when she turns twenty-five. Paul specifically picks weak or unsuitable men for Alessandra, because a marriage to one of them will allow her uncle to control them as well as her money. Paul even threatens to place his niece in an asylum because of her unruly behavior. Alessandra has no choice but to run away till she is of age. But ...more