An Uncertain Dream (Postcards from Pullman Series #3)

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When Pullman Car Works employees walk out in protest of their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to the company and her love for Fred DeVault. Amidst the turmoil in Pullman, Fred is asked to act as a local delegate to the national convention of the American Railway Union, but when the delegates vote for a boycott of the famous Pullman sleeping cars, Olivia wonders if Fred will ever be able to show his face again in the company town. What will become of ...

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Overview

When Pullman Car Works employees walk out in protest of their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to the company and her love for Fred DeVault. Amidst the turmoil in Pullman, Fred is asked to act as a local delegate to the national convention of the American Railway Union, but when the delegates vote for a boycott of the famous Pullman sleeping cars, Olivia wonders if Fred will ever be able to show his face again in the company town. What will become of their growing affection for each other?

Traveling to England to reunite with her parents, Lady Charlotte Spencer is faced with tragedy. Armed with her fledgling faith, Charlotte decides to return to Chicago with her son to restart her life. But when Matthew Clayborn, a reporter for the Chicago Herald, wants to spend time with her, she worries about his motivations. Is he interested in her or only the information she can provide?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764202780
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Postcards from Pullman Series , #3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 595,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    A Good Look at a Forgotten Time

    I really like this series because it takes a period in American history that isn't normally studied in class and brings it to life. The story about the town of Pullman is absolutely fascinating and the lives of the people are fleshed out into real characters. I really like in this story how Charlotte comes full circle from the snobby, bratty and immature girl from the first book. She's grown up and has learned to take responsibility for her actions. She is a completely different person from the girl at the beginning of the series and it shows throughout the book in her relationships with her friends, her customers and the men she meets. Olivia's story is always the heart of this series and I love reading about her job as a chef. Her relationship with Fred drives me nuts at times because Fred is overly jealous. Sometimes I wish to smack him on the head because he cannot believe that Olivia doesn't like anyone else but him. Still though it was very interesting to see how he handled being involved with the strike and maintaining his relationship with Olivia at the same time. I also enjoyed the storyline with Fred's mother and Olivia's boss. Very cute and I was glad to see Mrs. Devault hold her own against her son. I really like the setting of these books in the town of Pullman. This a time period where the majority of people don't know that much about its history. It's actually quite interesting because I'm learning about this era in my history classes and we discussed Pullman. Judith Miller has done excellent research into recreating the town and the strike that happened was very well portrayed. My only complaint is that the story ends rather abruptly. If this is the end of the series, it doesn't really leave me satisfied. I would have liked at least one more book to tie up all the story lines. Yes people end up together or hint at getting together, but there's talk about starting the characters going in new directions so I would have liked to see more of this getting accomplished. All in all though, this is a wonderful historical novel, introducing readers to a time period that should be talked about more often.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Anyone interested in the personal side of the Pullman strike must check this out.

    Miller spins a great tale embedded in real times and real places. I've read the series and enjoyed following these fictional characters mingling with true historical figures. Their stories offered insights into the economy an mores of the era.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Great books in three part series.

    I knew nothing of Pullman. Never even thought about someone who invented the famous railway cars. At first I thought Pullman, the town, was fiction. So looked it up on line. I was surprised to discover that not only was it real, but remains as tourist site. These novels are a real trip back in time as the labor union strive to help workers earn a living wage. The treatment by the wealthy business owners such as Mr Pullman and Mr. Macy are eye opening. Good fictional story of the characters in the book make this three book series something to spend you time with. And you may even want to make a trip to Pullman in Chicago for a trip into the past. Christian theme.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Not as enjoyable reading as the first two

    This one didn't hold my interest as much as the first two. None the less reading this helps to finish the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Excellent historical novel!

    Love the series written by Judith Miller. She competently captures the historical details that make the book believable. The story comes to life and you anguish, laugh, and cheer right along with the characters. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical details in their reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Newsies in Chicago

    Finished out the story...an interesting and sad part of American History that I don't remember learning about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Excellent series

    Great read all the way through. Didn't want it to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Great series

    Waiting for #4

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