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

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

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by Judith Miller
     
 

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Olivia Mott finds herself juggling two jobs: her assistant chef position at Hotel Florence and her undercover work for the Pullman Rail Car Company. Olivia thinks the suggestions she relays to Pullman's town manager are being used to improve conditions for workers and save the company money, but is something much more sinister happening behind the

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Olivia Mott finds herself juggling two jobs: her assistant chef position at Hotel Florence and her undercover work for the Pullman Rail Car Company. Olivia thinks the suggestions she relays to Pullman's town manager are being used to improve conditions for workers and save the company money, but is something much more sinister happening behind the scenes?

Several months have passed since Lady Charlotte fled to Chicago, leaving her infant son in Olivia's care. Now Charlotte's money has run out. A kindly woman offers her a place to live and secures her a position at Marshall Field's store, but Charlotte's heart can't forget the past. Dare she return to Pullman to find out what happened to her baby?

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The author gives great detail in the history of the Pullman Company without weighing the reader down with too much detail. This series should not be missed by fans of Judith Miller or fans of historical fiction.
—Patsy Glans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441202444
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Postcards from Pullman Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
42,992
File size:
862 KB

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.
Judith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her family make their home in Kansas. Learn more at www.judithmccoymiller.com.

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Whispers Along the Rails 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Sweatheart68 More than 1 year ago
Judith Miller is a master weaver at stories, settings and characters. I love railroads and stories that have railroads in them. I love the details of the Pullman cars and the tension to try to improve the company. Every book this author writes is vivid with historic detail, rich with the characters, and captures the attention of the reader until the end. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Well written and captivating. The Christian message is not cloying or overdone.
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Loved this series!
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I enjoyed the christian message the historical background and the chraractor of this series. Looking forward tthe next !!
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An interesting story involving pullman. Not one of the usual romances. Looking forward to the next one.
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