This is a sensual, sensitive feast about two teenage women, growing up during the Great Depression and fighting their way out of the trials they inherit. It's a love story for and about all true lovers.
"Emma, struggling to establish herself as a physician in turn of the 20th Century Baltimore, meets Margaret, a wealthy patron. Together they fight to be free in a society challenged by fights for women's suffrage, social reform, birth control and the practice of law - all issues in the news over 100 years later. This historical novel mirrors social progress and women's quest for emancipation and love." WorldCat
Elizabeth Beaufort: beautiful, impoverished scholar who has eked out a living as a teacher until deafness and a scandal over a book about love intervene. Her lover, Hannah Morgan: ex-Army nurse and teacher of the young who learned as a farm child that she had incredible powers - that she could "see" the future in ways others could not. Daisy Rawles: orphaned niece of the wife of a wealthy scoundrel, whose destiny - marriage to the first available eligible young man - will be short-stopped by her association with ... Nell Purcell: independent, aloof and scornful of convention. One of the first women librarians in the "new" Library of Congress. Cast against the first fifty years of the women's movement, the silver scandals of the late nineteenth century, and the political and social turmoil of the years following the Civil War, their lives are shaped and changed by the charismatic guidance of Madame Aurora"--Page 4 of cover.
Sarah Aldridge is the nom de plume of Anyda Marchant.
Julia and Laura are summering in Paris, temporarily released from the burdens of their lives and the deep secrecy of their love.
They discover a shy, unusual fourteen-year-old named Michaela, with an extraordinary gift for ballet. Back cover.
Sara Aldridge is the nom de plume of Anyda Marchant.