This anthology is based on true events occurring in 1864 and 1866 when Asa S. Mercer, former Territorial University of Washington president and avid entrepreneur, traveled to the east coast to encourage women, maidens and widows, to move to Seattle to become teachers. some might remember a TV series called Here Comes the Brides which was based on these “petticoat brides.” Ladies who made the four-month ocean voyage went on to fulfill important roles in education, in government positions, and aided the suffragist movement, becoming the foundation of Seattle’s socity.
The three stories take place during these voyages and after the women arrive in Seattle.
A Faraway Life by Linda Carroll-Bradd
One Dance by Heather B. Moore
A Journey to Love by Teri Harman
On pre-order on Amazon until the September 17th release