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Katelyn's Choice (The Thousand Islands Gilded Age #1)

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The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series!

Katelyn Kavanagh’s mother dreamed her daughter would one day escape the oppressive environment of their Upstate New York farm for service in the enchanting Thousand Islands, home to Gilded Age millionaires. But when her wish comes true, Katelyn finds herself in the service of none other t
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published March 15th 2019 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
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Vicki Johnson
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable and astounding story. I knew nothing of these islands let alone the history of them. A very engaging story about Pullman Island, originally called Sweet Island before the Pullman's purchased it in 1849. The great occasion that is told is true, but not the story about those that actually worked for the Pullman family. The story pulls you in and I stayed up to the wee hours to finish the book. Katelyn has a problem keeping confidence with which she has always battled. This story d ...more
Vicky Sluiter
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author Susan Mathis allows us to travel back to 1872 and see the world through the eyes of a young woman in service. I could sympathize with Katelyn and her difficulty keeping her tongue in check. It can be so challenging sometimes. Mathis shows us how to do that by use of prayer and scripture. While not in the least preachy, we see that God wants to walk with us and help us in our times of need. And Katelyn isn’t the only one with some challenges.

Very well-developed characters who grow personal
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Rosemary K
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katelyn Kavanagh is struggling to accept the death of her mother. Her father and brothers have always treat her poorly. She needs to get away. Fortunately she has a chance to improve her prospects. She and her Irish twin have been offered employment by George M. Pullman at his summer residence. When she goes to this estate on one of the Thousand Islands she enters a world where she struggles with the class distinction between the wealthy and their servants. Will she find herself and be able to t ...more
Susan Mathis
Feb 09, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Katelyn's Choice releases March 15, 2019! It's the first in the Thousand Islands Gilded Age series. https://www.amazon.com/Katelyns-Choic...

The e-book is available for pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/Katelyns-Choic...

"Let me welcome you to Pullman Island, home of the famous George M. Pullman of the Pullman railroad car fame!"

"Beyond the boundaries of the small island, out on the St. Lawrence, boats passed on either side, and in the distance, a huge cargo ship made its way along the main s
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Trudi Fleischman lopreto
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Katelyn’s Choice” is a wonderfully written book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and so want to know more about Katelyn’s future.

Katelyn’s mother has recently died, she is left living on the farm with her father and brothers who are not very nice people; her mother told her to escape the farm and go and see the “enchanted Thousand Islands. Katelyn is lucky enough to be offered a summer job on the Island as a servant to the very famous and rich Pullman family. Katelyn works hard as part of t
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Ann
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written book that holds your attention all the way to the end. I loved the element of faith in this book. If you enjoy clean historical fiction you will love this book. This is a new to me author and I look forward to reading the rest of this series. I received an ARC copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.
Noma Byrne
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this book! The girl has to watch her tongue and not gossip. Her boyfriend has problems too. I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance!
Amy
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katelyn's Choice is the relatable tale of an enthusiastic, aspiring young women just embarking on her life's adventure. Opportunity for employment on Pullman Island, one of the Thousand Islands, serving the family of George Pullman enables Katelyn's escape from a difficult past, but will her weakness for sharing a good story threaten her new friendships and budding relationship? I truly enjoyed Susan Mathis' wholesome historical novel and look forward to future stories in the Thousand Islands Se ...more
Davalynn Spencer
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author Susan Mathis sweeps readers away to the fabled Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River where class distinctions cut as deeply between the wealthy and their servants as the great river’s channel between the mainland and the jeweled summer playgrounds of America’s Gilded Age. When Katelyn Kavanaugh finds herself employed by the famous George Pullman on Pullman Island, she also discovers that her gossiping tongue can cause unimaginable trouble and possibly cost her the man she loves.
Donna
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. I live in New York, but have never been to the Thousand Islands. The story was entertaining and very informative. Katelyn is a great character, but must learn to curb her voice. With the help if Thomas and her superiors, she will ask for God's help and learn to love and call the island her home.
Mary Payne
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To be honest I found this book rather boring. As the story progressed I found myself speed reading chunks of descriptions which may have been historically correct but boring. Also I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did
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Susan G Mathis, author of a thousand stories, is a multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. Katelyn’s Choice, the first in The Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, released in March 2019. Book two comes out next March, and she's now writing book three. The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy and her Christmas Charity no ...more
“This summer can be the adventure of a lifetime, if you let it.”—Katelyn’s Choice by Susan G Mathis” 0 likes
“Soon she would live on one of those magnificent Thousand Islands for the entire summer.” —Katelyn’s Choice by Susan G Mathis” 0 likes
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