From Kate Alcott, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker, comes The Daring Ladies of Lowell. Eager for an independent life and a chance to escape from her family's farm, young Alice Barrow moves to the mill city of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1832. Alice takes a job at a cotton mill and although the work is hard and dangerous, she forms strong friendships with her co-workers, especially with Lovey Cornell, a sassy, strong-willed girl who shows Alice the ropes of the mill. Alice finds herself representing the mill workers as their work conditions become increasingly dangerous at the same time she finds herself falling in love with her boss' soon. After Lovey is found strangled to death, a sensational trial follows and Alice must choose between her mill friends and her new love.
"As she did with her debut, The Dressmaker, Alcott draws from dramatic events indelibly etched in history and offers a fresh perspective. The resulting tale is reminiscent of the British television drama series North & South, in that it also explores issues of class and gender and is set primarily on a cotton mill during the same general time period. And like the series, Alcott's work will attract historical romance fans who will be entertained by the antics of the daring ladies who leave everything they know and embrace less-than-ideal conditions to gain their freedom." -Library Journal Reviews