A Tapestry of Hope (#01 in Lights Of Lowell Series)
As the only daughter of a wealthy cotton grower, Jasmine Wainwright has lived a sheltered existence, naive about the realities of Southern plantation life beyond her family's home and gardens. But when two brothers from New England visit The Willows,...
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As the only daughter of a wealthy cotton grower, Jasmine Wainwright has lived a sheltered existence, naive about the realities of Southern plantation life beyond her family's home and gardens. But when two brothers from New England visit The Willows, Jasmine's world - and her understanding of the genteel life she's always embraced - is thrown into disarray. A visit to her grandmother in the bustling textile town of Lowell, Massachusetts, further opens her eyes.
Bradley Houston sees a connection with Jasmine's family as the perfect means to solidify his new position with the Boston Associates, the powerful men who run the mills. Ambitious and driven, he will stop at nothing to ensure that he achieves his goals.
Faced with the prospect of marriage to a man she doesn't love, Jasmine must weigh her obligations to her family against the desires of her heart.
With skill and emotional depth, best selling authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller weave a heart-tugging drama of faith, courage, and love.
Lights of Lowell book 1. Tapestry of Hope weaves together the heartrending and hope-building stories of two young women. Jasmine Wainwright is the sheltered daughter of a Mississippi plantation owner. When her father strikes a deal to sell his cotton to Lowell mills through businessman Bradley Houston, he throws an arranged marriage with Jasmine into the bargain. Kiara O'Neill and her brother escape starvation in Ireland by traveling to America as Bradley Houston's indentured servants. But Bradley has more in mind for Kiara than she wants to imagine. Both women suffer in the home of this unloving husband and merciless master. Will God somehow bring hope to their lives?
Tracie Peterson is a full-time author who has written or co-written over 60 novels in both historical and contemporary genres which regularly appear on the bestseller lists, including the WESTWARD CHRONICLES, the YUKON QUEST and the SHANNON SAGA series. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects including inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie and her family live in Montana. - Publisher.
Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists. In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.