Westering Women: A Novel (Hardcover)

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From the bestselling author of Prayers for Sale, an inspiring celebration of sisterhood on the perilous Overland Trail

"If you are an adventuresome young woman of high moral character and fine health, are you willing to travel to California in search of a good husband?"

It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees postings soliciting "eligible women" to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter, she has nothing to lose. She joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek or for the strengths they didn't know they possessed. Maggie discovers she’s not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own.

About the Author


Award-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed “a quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. She is the author of The Bride’s House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale and Tallgrass, among others. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for films. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. For 25 years, Dallas worked as a reporter covering the Rocky Mountain region for Business Week, and started writing fiction in 1990. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.

Praise For…


"Female bonding in the nineteenth century had dangers unique to the era. Maggie’s 'unsuitable' friendships, forged over shared hardships and the impossibility of returning home, make this exciting novel difficult to put down." —Jeanne Greene

"Dallas focuses on a motley group of women who form a bond traveling to California on the Overland Trail... Readers will enjoy this modern take on the journey West that’s rife with girl power." —Publisher's Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250239662
ISBN-10: 1250239664
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 336

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