Everything about New Tacoma in Washington Territory comes as a shock to Hildy Bacom when she and her family move there in 1876. Cows and pigs roam the muddy streets‚ some people live in lean-tos or hollowed-out tree trunks‚ and her first friend‚ Mrs. Money‚ runs a shop with a parrot on her head. Hildy’s new life includes a new best friend and a romance‚ plus a lady of the night‚ Indian and lots of Chinese. Over her first year on the frontier Hildy encounters a skunk‚ a bear‚ and a lost Chinese baby. From fires to landslides to the unexpected appearance of her cousin‚ Elsie‚ Hildy’s life in a rough frontier town isn’t at all what she expected.
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Frontier Fiction paints vivid narratives of people who discover the depths of their character and courage in the American frontier. Your readers will find these stories, which feature a range of genres and diverse protagonists, hard to put down. These titles capture the spirit of freedom, individualism, and adventure of life in America on the evolving western edge before 1930. Featuring exciting new characters who face life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society, these titles are sure to please fans of Mysteries, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adventures, Native American Fiction, and Coming of Age/YA cross-over novels. 12 titles a year, 1 shipped each month, for approximately $234 a year.