The Seamstress of Jamestown

The Seamstress of Jamestown From an extremely young age Emma Randall has been fascinated by stories of the Wild West and the California Gold Rush The daughter of an aristocratic family in mid nineteenth century Balti Emma feel

  • Title: The Seamstress of Jamestown
  • Author: Barbara Hettwer
  • ISBN: 9781414124568
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • From an extremely young age, Emma Randall has been fascinated by stories of the Wild West and the California Gold Rush The daughter of an aristocratic family in mid nineteenth century Balti, Emma feels disconnected with the social life of Balti society and without direction until she makes the radical decision to go West on her own, leaving everything and everFrom an extremely young age, Emma Randall has been fascinated by stories of the Wild West and the California Gold Rush The daughter of an aristocratic family in mid nineteenth century Balti, Emma feels disconnected with the social life of Balti society and without direction until she makes the radical decision to go West on her own, leaving everything and everyone she knows behind Emma secretly convinces her family s servants to teach her to cook, take care of livestock, and perform other skills she deems necessary for life in the unpredictable West At the young age of twenty one, when she can no longer stand the frivolous focus of Balti society, Emma boards a train to the great unknown adventure awaiting her in the California West Barbara Hettwer has written a wonderful new book that is historical, well written, fascinating to read and, I suspect, the first of many novels yet to be written Stephen Willey, Proprietor 1859 Historic National Hotel Acclaimed Restaurant

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    1. I saw this in the library and it looked interesting. It was relatively short, so I kept going even while asking myself "why bother?"The main problem is that it was telling rather than showing. I never empathized with the main character or any of the secondary ones. The first section of the book had potential to go somewhere, but then devolved into family history - the names of the kids and what careers they wanted - without any time to explore their personalities or development.Also, I hadn't re [...]

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