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Whispers Along the Rails (Postcards from Pullman Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

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    Judith Miller knows how to spin an exciting, compelling tale filled with interesting, believable characters and lots of historical background. As a train buff I enjoyed reading about the early Pullman enterprise and got a feel for what life was like in this company town in the late 1800s. A really good read!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a strong late nineteenth century Americana

    In 1893 Pullman, Illinois, Olivia Mott, formerly a London scullery maid, works as an assistant chef at the Hotel Florence. That is when she is not undercover as a spotter on the Pullman cars where she makes process observations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the company. Mr. Pullman¿s prime assistant Samuel Howard and worker Fred are attracted to her, but both cause issues for Olivia, the company town and the firm.------------ Lady Charlotte Spencer feels guilty for leaving her baby with Olivia while she ran off to Chicago. Financially broke although the daughter of an affluent English aristocrat, Charlotte obtains employment at Marshall Field¿s store and a place to live. However, though she feels she is not mommy material, she needs to see her child before she faces her disproving parents.----------------- The second Postcards from Pullman tale (see IN THE COMPANY OF SECRETS) continues the saga of the four prime players as each has major problems to contend with. The story line provides a vivid look back at an nineteenth century company town as well as the operations of the Pullman Company. Although seeking process improvements and related efficiencies before the publications of the works of Fredrick Taylor on industrial engineering seems a minor anachronism, Judith Miller provides a strong late nineteenth century Americana.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Amazing historical novel!

    This is the second book in Ms. Miller's series. Thoroughly enjoyed continuing the story, and learning more about the railroads and labor unions of the time. Ms. Miller has a great talent for writing intriguing stories that incorporate the pertinent historical details. Loved reading it (along with the first and third books in the series!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    So-so

    I wasn't terribly impressed with the first pullman novel, so I read the second book in this series rather hesitantly. Overall, the characters annoy me and the religious message in this novel was so much more irritating than in the first novel. The characters kept forcing scripture down other characters throats. The main character is nieve and mostly a pushover. her love interest is always jealous/assuming. Maybe if they talked to each other frankly they'd know where they stood! Charlotte was surprisingly enjoyable, as was the union plotline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Good Fiction

    Well written and captivating. The Christian message is not cloying or overdone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Great

    Loved this series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Great book

    I enjoyed the christian message the historical background and the chraractor of this series. Looking forward tthe next !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Interesting

    An interesting story involving pullman. Not one of the usual romances. Looking forward to the next one.

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