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Ophelias war : The secret story of a Mormon turned madam rubies of ruin / Alison McLennan.

McLennan, Alison L., author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ligonier Public Library - Ligonier w FIC M (Text) 73571200123182 Main Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale MCL RUBIE #1 (Text) 70743000153874 Adult Fiction Available -
North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster MCL Hist. Fic. (Text) 72436000116487 Adult fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432831882 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1432831887 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 267 pages 23 cm
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Five Star Publishing, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The priceless ruby necklace secretly given to Ophelia Oatman by her dying mother isn't easily given away--nor is her virginity. But Ophelia must choose between them. The necklace becomes both Ophelia's ticket to freedom and shackles of shame. Fate, family legacy, hair color, the shape of her skull, sex, survival, the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and the tension between Mormons and Gentiles in the Utah Territory converge to shape her destiny. Ophelia's War chronicles the battles for love and survival fought by a young frontier girl in the nineteenth century: her limited choices between polygamy and prostitution, the high cost of keeping her jewels, and the impossibility of protecting them. In an era when many women committed suicide so they wouldn't be shunned and face the shame of being damaged goods, the rebellious and resilient Ophelia uses disgrace and the rubies of her ruin to reinvent herself and win financial freedom. Yet what is the ultimate cost? Can love and reconciliation triumph over her loss and shame?" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Utah > 19th century > Fiction.
Mormon women > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Utah > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Western stories.
Historical fiction.

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