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The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote
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Mar 16, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

this was a clean easy read book. I like that there was unpredictablity. Dorritt has always been comfortable as far as finances go, until her father is killed and her mother remarries a way that isn't thrifty at all. She know that they are in a financial crisis and just wants to be independant and take her friend and maid servant with her. At the time slavery was accepted in some parts of the country and the classes of people were very prominant. Women were beneath men and were expected to just sit back and let the men take care of everything. Dorritt was treated as one of the hired help by her stepfather who was not a nice man. They head to Texas to claim free land and start over. It is a rough unsettled land to cross. They meet up with troubles on the way with the mexican and spanish soldiers, indians and more. They hire Mr. Quinn as a guide, he is also of mixed blood which is looked down on. Dorritt must choose to remain a spinster like she has always planned or marry for love or money.
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