Things are looking up in Riverford, Texas in June 1898. Czech immigrant, Sarah Novak, is finally graduating from teacher s college. Surely she will now put aside all that foolishness about being a professional woman and marry Lee Logan. After all, what young woman could ask for more? Lee is a handsome, young banker who will take his new bride off to bustling Fort Worth, Texas, and give her a life of luxury.
And when Sarah finally marries Lee, Victoria Hodges, that red-haired, trouble-making, bohemian artist from Europe, will be forced to admit that Sarah cannot change tradition-bound Riverford.
But moments after Sarah receives her diploma tragedy strikes Riverford, forcing Sarah and Victoria to work together in order to save the town. Can love blossom amidst conflicting cultures and backgrounds?
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational nature.
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I eagerly read Ruffling Society to learn more about Sarah and Lee, Victoria and Hayden, Richard, Christine, and her father General Gibbes at the end of the 19th century, the time when my grandparents were newly married. And then, of course, Mrs. Bellows is there too. The sudden, new dilemmas confronting these Riverford citizens could overwhelm anyone. Conflicts of Old South traditions of society, their servants, and Old World expectations of the immigrant community versus the emerging independence and ambitions of the young ladies continue to make life challenging. Social discrimination, summer heat, and health problems continue to complicate these characters’ lives. Sarah’s new friends and professors provide both help for and unwanted distractions from achieving her teaching and romantic goals. I thoroughly enjoyed Ruffling Society, because the people are realistic, engaging, sometimes frustrating, and fallible. This book was especially fun for me to read, because I know teachers in Texas, I have ridden a train all the way across Texas and into Colorado, I have camped in tents, and I have hiked in spectacular mountains. Well done, Kay Moser. I look forward to your next book. I received a complimentary copy of Ruffling Society and was under no obligation to post a review.