Beyond the Red Gate is the first book in a trilogy, Three Young Ladies of Clarke.
The early 1900's signaled a turning point for women as opportunities became available for those who wanted to work outside the home and gain a sense of independence.
Carolyn finds her opportunity in the decision to become a nurse. Her first position, in her native county of Clarke, Virginia, leads to unexpected trials, lasting friendships, and a road to her future.
To the young nurse, 1913 is a year of coming of age, which her mother aptly describes with the words, "You've grown away from us, Carolyn."
You, dear reader, are invited to come along on her journey as you go, Beyond the Red Gate.
Look for The Milliner, the second book in the trilogy, due to be released in 2012.
|Publisher:||Avid Readers Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What made this lovely writing so significant to me were the characters and that the story was based in my area, at the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley. The setting of the early 1900's made me interested too. I am picky on authenticity when I read. I want my novels to feel authentic. Ms. Curtis did vast research on this area and the times she wrote in. I am also watching Downton Abbey, which is reeked in character study and authenticity. I feel the Through the Red Gate has the charm, and goodness of a good read. I recommend for a peaceful reading and thoughtful contemplation of living as a strong and courageous woman in 1914.