Woman's Own by Robyn Carr

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Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is nothing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance.…

A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women―Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother―who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless novel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.


About Robyn Carr

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Robyn Carr is a best-selling author of romance novels. She studied nursing in college, but because she married her high school sweetheart who then joined the US Navy, Carr never had time to stay in one place and practice nursing. Instead, she became a reader of romance novels and then decided to write her own. Since that time she has written many historical and contemporary-based romance novels. She lives in Nevada and has a son and a daughter. Robyn's titles include the Virgin River and Grace Valley series as well as a number of stand-alone novels.
Published March 1, 1990 by St Martins Pr. 425 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Yeoman (rather, yeowoman) and aristocratic Philadelphia—plus the 1876 Centennial Exposition—make up the cheerful setting for this latest Carr romance, as always studded with cherished familiars: bright girls and bad girls; men both nasty and noble; rags that transmogrify into riches; ...

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