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Soiled Dove

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In 1872, sixteen-year-old Loretta Digby fled her home in Indiana to escape an abusive step-father. Rescued from the streets of St. Joseph, Missouri by brothel owner Jack Coulter, she turns to the only work available. By twenty she became a much sought after prostitute catering to St. Jo's most influential men and dreaming of the day she can leave her past behind and start ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by Regal Crest Enterprises - Yellow Rose Books
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Cheri
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was ok. I love the western/historical part. I enjoyed the characters of Loretta and Clare. And I liked Mavis. The other characters we didn't really get to know enough to care about.

It was an enjoyable, quick read that was mostly predictable. Anyone who knows me knows that little details will get to me. One was the use of a folding wheelchair in 1876. It just sounded odd to me so I had to look it up. The folding wheelchair was invented in 1932. Don't hate me, it's a compulsion.
Ginger Miller
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible!

I had this book for 2 years. After reading a book that left a bad taste in my mouth I could not get interested in anything. No book captured my attention. When I picked up this one I wasn't expecting much. I was so very wrong! This book is amazing. The characters are so real I felt like I knew them personally. Clare had to grow on me but Loretta was sheer dynamite from the first word. Great supporting characters, even the villains. Despite much of the book being about Clare and her pa
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Elaine86
Jun 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Brenda Adcock is one of my favorite authors because of "The Sea Hawk", but this one is far from what I expected. Nevertheless, I like Loretta's personality, and the way the language was constracted.
Pat
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love historical fiction about strong women.
Add some lesbians and I'm happy.
I've read all of Brenda's books.
She's an intelligent ,engaging writer.
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Originally from the Appalachian region of Eastern Tennessee, Brenda now lives in Central Texas, near Austin. She began writing in junior high school where she wrote an admittedly hokey western serial to entertain her friends. Completing her graduate studies in Eastern European history in 1971, she worked as a graphic artist, a public relations specialist for the military and a display advertising ...more
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