Rachel Lemoyne (Women of the West Novels (Forge Hardcover))
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Titel: Rachel Lemoyne (Women of the West Novels (...
Verlag: Forge, New York, New York, U.S.A.
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A powerful new Women of the West novel based on a historical incident when the Choctaw Nation fed Ireland's starving people during the Great Famine
Intense and exhausting ... a satisfying and absorbing read". -- Roanoke Times on Waltzing in Ragtime
"A lively historical novel spiked with steamy romance ... Charbonneau's mix of sexy romance and melodrama provides plenty of entertainment". -- Publishers Weekly on Waltzing in Ragtime
Rachel LeMoyne, a mixed-blood Choctaw raised in a Presbyterian mission, knows that her calling in 1850 is to travel to Ireland to feed the starving people there with her own people's life-giving surplus corn. But she never expected to find a husband among the hungry and grief stricken Irish. Especially a husband considered an outlaw by his English landlord, for daring to grind the corn that Rachel brought.
When Rachel and Darragh return to America as husband and wife, a new problem awaits them and they must flee to escape the authorities who are still searching for Darragh. But for the Irish, like the blacks and Indians, deemed "unfit for liberty", and with No Irish Need Apply laws in effect, the only place to run is west, to the wild country promised to anyone who can survive the journey there.
"Has an almost made-for-TV miniseries sheen to it, even as it grapples with large and complex social issues such as the birth of the environmental movement and the role of the post-Victorian American woman". -- Washington Post Book World on Waltzing in RagtimeFrom Library Journal:
When the Choctaw nation, forcibly exiled from their lands in Mississippi to the Oklahoma Territory, read of the famine in Ireland, they sympathize with a people suffering the cruelty of hunger and the tyranny of foreign ruleAtwo evils with which the Choctaw are well acquaintedAand they resolve to send their surplus corn to the starving people. Their messenger is Rachel LeMoyne, the missionary-educated daughter of a mixed blood famous for his diplomacy. It is this sympathy for another dispossessed people that inspires Rachel to save Irish rebel Darragh Ronan by marrying him and bringing him home to the New World. But even the classless society of America is ruled by prejudice, and when Darragh, defending his new wife, kills a man, they are forced to flee again to Oregon, enduring the cross-country trek that brings hardship and strength, old enemies and new friends, and an enduring love. Charbonneau (Waltzing in Ragtime, LJ 7/96) has melded disparate historical events, real people, and fictional characters into a compelling tale of clashing cultures, religions, and classes transformed by the challenge of the American frontier. Recommended for popular collections.ACynthia Johnson, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA
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