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Pat Benedict Jurgens

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Pat Jurgens is a writer and retired librarian who has published numerous articles in local and regional magazines. She has won awards from the Denver Women’s Press Club, Poetry Society of Colorado, and Jefferson County Historical Commission. She loves living in an old mountain cabin with her husband Carl and rescue dog Zoe. Falling Forward, a Woman’s Journey West is her first novel.

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“…an engaging slice of history… Jurgens skillfully integrates into this intensely personal struggle a realistic and colorful narrative of a West that is in transition from the wild and woolly to a modernizing and urbanizing world on the threshold of automobiles and airplanes.”
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Description: How far will she follow her dreams? Ohio farm country, 1897. Louisa, the spirited eldest daughter of Herzig and Clara Steinbacher, has her whole life ahead of her. She is seventeen, and dreams of the “outside world” beyond her doorstep. But when Clara dies in childbirth, Louisa is suddenly thrust into adulthood—with the burden of her mother’s responsibilities…and the care of her younger siblings. Isolated in a Mennonite community with strict religious doctrine and expectations, the only world she has ever known closes around her. She falls in love and marries Thomas, who is not of the Faith, and is shunned by the entire community. They journey to California to start a new life farming melons, but Thomas dies in a tragic accident and the farm fails. A widow without means, Louisa makes her way to Golden, Colorado, where she opens a bakery and tearoom, and learns to survive in a man’s world. She finds women friends, becomes a suffragist, confronts social issues, and eventually rediscovers love. Louisa’s choices set in motion a transformation she never expected. But at what cost?
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