A Fragile Design

A Fragile Design Fleeing the life of the Shakers Arabella Newberry finds work in the industrial mills of Lowell Massachusetts But the taste of freedom she experiences only increases her longing for true equality for

  • Title: A Fragile Design
  • Author: Tracie Peterson Judith McCoy Miller
  • ISBN: 9780764226892
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fleeing the life of the Shakers, Arabella Newberry finds work in the industrial mills of Lowell, Massachusetts But the taste of freedom she experiences only increases her longing for true equality for all the mill girls When her ideas put her at odds with the dashing Taylor Manning, she wonders if she has made a huge mistake.Strife between the Irish laborers and the InduFleeing the life of the Shakers, Arabella Newberry finds work in the industrial mills of Lowell, Massachusetts But the taste of freedom she experiences only increases her longing for true equality for all the mill girls When her ideas put her at odds with the dashing Taylor Manning, she wonders if she has made a huge mistake.Strife between the Irish laborers and the Industrialists continues to rise, and when several girls go missing, Lowell no longer seems a safe haven As rumors and conflict invade the industry of the mill, will Arabella s determination to prove her independence endanger than just her heart

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    1. Another great read from Tracie Peterson. The Belles of Lowell series transports you to a different time when life was tough and finding true friends was even tougher. The chronicling of these girls lives during the industrial revolution will make you laugh, cry and thank God for your 8-5 desk job! Be ready to be sucked in to a series you won't want to put down!

    2. While I did appreciate the author's continuing the story of Lowell, Massachusetts through a blend of new characters and old. This is still not my favorite style of book. I have the last one all cued up to go and then I will be able to donate this trilogy. :)

    3. Experience drama, romance and intrigue in one of America's early industrial settlements. In this second volume of the Bells of Lowell series, the story picks up with two Shaker girls who make a break from the life they've known for a new beginning working in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts. Accustomed to a life of equality between men and women, Bella and Daughtie are shocked to discover life in the outside world not quite so lenient towards women. Eager to set things right, Bella str [...]

    4. As those who have read my reiews and posts know, I'll read anything. And I'm vocal about it as well. This book, second in a serues on the mills abd the industrial revolution in Massachusetts, are a bit preachy, but very fast reads. And this one taught me about the Shakers, which is a group I knew little about

    5. I know, I totally read the second book in this Christian series. I don't think it was terribly well researched in terms of the historical side of it, but it was an entertaining fluff book. Addresses Christianity in a very born again style, but that's fine.

    6. I am done. 300 pages in 7 days. These books are captivating and a great way to be immersed in the past. I have learned so much about mill town, Lowell as well as the growth of each character. So much inside these books. I wish they would continue or become a series on TV.

    7. I thought this was a good book. I loved the characters and plot of the story. I like how it tied in from the first book. Some of the same characters were in this book. I can not wait to read the last book in the Bells of Lowell series.

    8. More looms. Too much god. Too much romance. Too much melodrama. And did I mention there was too damn much god?

    9. Very good seriesHope to read more of Tracie Peterson books. Will be sharing these with others. I thoroughly enjoyed this book series.

    10. 2nd of the Bells of Lowell series focusing on the lives of people working in the Textile mills in Massachusetts in the mid 1800's. Well written historical fiction.

    11. As I appreciate the authors research about life and how difficult it was for so many in that time period, I have to say the book just moved TOO slow. I was born in MA, so it was interesting learning some of the history of this state. I can understand how many had trouble trusting others in such difficult times. Appreciated how many worked together and stood up for one another. For me, it just moved to slowly.

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