Woman's Own

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Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, ...

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Overview

Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is nothing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance.…

A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women—Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother—who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless novel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in 19th-century Philadelphia, this complex historical romance follows three generations of women in the Main Line Armstrong family as they are propelled into independence by the men, good and bad, in their lives. Emily, the mother of two girls, is abandoned when the marriage for which she defied her social class collapses. Learning working-class survival skills, she becomes a respectable boarding-house proprietor, but still must cope with her daughters' coming-of-age. Patsy is determined to wed wealthily whatever the cost, and pays a high price; Lilly finds male support for her entrepreneurial undertaking, the building of a luxury hotel. Reconciled with her wealthy mother, Emily deals with the willfulness of her daughters, and with her own sexual awakening. Carr ( Tempted ) evokes a city brimming with the rich and famous, who are often cruel and greedy, as she depicts interesting women, survivors of the various rebellions that shaped their lives. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Set in late-19th-century Philadelphia, Women's Own is a departure from Carr's medieval historical novels ( By Right of Arms, LJ 5/1/86; The Troubadour's Romance, LJ 7/85). It is the story of three generations of Armstrong women, all strong, stubborn, and seemingly cursed when it comes to men: Amanda, married and widowed three times; her daughter Emily, married to a man who abused her and abandoned her to poverty; and Emily's daughters, Patricia, repelled by the physical aspects of love, who forces herself to marry a man she abhors, and Lilly, who loves a man she cannot have. This is also the story of four women who try to live their lives on their own terms. Though the plot is predictable at times and the romantic scenes cliched, the characters are strongly drawn and engage the reader's interest and emotions.-- Susan K. Cohen, Westfield Memorial Lib., N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469272931
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Carr
Robyn Carr is a RITA Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost fifty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. Her highly anticipated new series, Thunder Point, will be released March 2013. Robyn and her husband live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Robyn Carr's website at www.RobynCarr.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    LOVED IT!

    What a delightful story. Robyn Carr is a remarkable story teller...
    The historic setting enhanced and enriched the plot. This is my first experience with this type of story. I look forward to others. LA-TXN

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    I loved this book, except that I thought the ending was way too

    I loved this book, except that I thought the ending was way too rushed so be prepared. It was like "OK we can only have so many pages so it has to end NOW". Got really frustrated with some of the characters, but liked the way she brings her characters to life. The coach ride with Lily and Andrew was VERY moving. I read it straight through, just couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Good read

    Great view of the life and struggles of women at the turn of the century. Great historical read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Good

    Just finished. Easy read. Well written and character building not elongated. I hope there is a part 2...

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

    WOW!!  While I am an avid reader of 5-7 books each week I am at

    WOW!!  While I am an avid reader of 5-7 books each week I am at a loss to review this Robyn Carr tale... It is one of the BEST BOOKS I have ever read... The story of three generations of women (Grandmother, Mother and two daughters) is beyond good... Over 400 pages of spellbinding reading... I could not put it down... The time period (mid 1800's on) added to the story... The rolls of women were just starting to change... Lilly was a woman ahead of her time and her character will make you stand up and cheer... The book started out very sad and I recommend you read through it and you will not be sorry... This is a story of rich and poor, love and hate, courage and faith and so much more... There is no way I can begin to explain the depth and the passion in these pages... 
    I read all of Ms. Carr's books but this one is so much different than the Virgin River Series and her new Thunder Point Series.... This book stretched my heart beyond belief and I know that I will read this book several times...  I cannot recommend this book highly enough... This one is a "keeper"... Enjoy!!!         

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    I love it!

    I could not put it down. I love the era when women are coming into their own, both in business and personal lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    EAT BACON OR DIE NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    I NEVER READ THIS BOOK BUT IVE READ BOOKS BEFORE SO UT SHOULD BE GOOD PLUS I LOVE BACON AND UNICORNS AND DANCING KIRBY <(030<) <(030)> (>030)> I LOVE YOU KIRBY THIS SENTANCE IS REALLY LONG BUT I DINT CARE I LIKE BACON OPPS I ALREADY SAID THAT COFFEE BREAK WAIT I DONT LIKE COFFEE AND I CANT DRIVE IM 12 PLUS WE DONT HAVE COFFEE AT ARE HOUSE HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM SINGED DR.BACON FINALLY THERES THE END OF THE SENTANCE.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Good read.

    Ms Carr did a good job bringing the characters alive. She also did a good job describing the social climate of the late 1880's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    :(

    The story seemed to move very slow and there were lots of sad/gloomy parts. Not my favorite.

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  • Posted June 19, 2013

    Wonderful read!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

    Wonderful read!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

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