Pastora

San Francisco was a wild and lawless town, and no place for a beautiful young woman alone with two children But it was the Promised Land of boundless dreams, and the woman they called Pastora was a new breed whose spirit and daring raised and empire from the wilderness.Orphaned at fifteen, widowed at sixteen, she survived the perilous cross country trek from St Louis toSan Francisco was a wild and lawless town, and no place for a beautiful young woman alone with two children But it was the Promised Land of boundless dreams, and the woman they called Pastora was a new breed whose spirit and daring raised and empire from the wilderness.Orphaned at fifteen, widowed at sixteen, she survived the perilous cross country trek from St Louis to California to become San Francisco s most celebrated Woman of Property Society tried to snub her, but she made her own way to the top Men tried to possess her, or break her, not understanding that behind her softness and allure burned ambitions she refused to sacrifice.
Pastora San Francisco was a wild and lawless town and no place for a beautiful young woman alone with two children But it was the Promised Land of boundless dreams and the woman they called Pastora was a ne

  • Title: Pastora
  • Author: Joanna Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780380561841
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Pastora”

    1. Comments in the spoiler tags are slightly spoilerish, better safe than sorry."I don't suppose you'd care to come with me to California."Orphaned at fifteen and alone in the world, Lucy takes Caleb Bates up on his offer of marriage and a new life in California, although he's not exactly a loving husband (view spoiler)[she's handy cover for his new identity covering up his sordid past (hide spoiler)]. Life on the trail isn't easy ('natch), but they do manage to make it over the mountains where the [...]

    2. One of the greatest stories of a woman so passionate about the lives of not only herself, but her children. The story of the amazing life will leave you wishing that you had been a part of the 1950's California Gold Rush.

    3. Great 'historical fiction'. One of my favorite fiction books - I read it in 3 days couldn't put it down. A lot of accuracy with regards to facts, and very colorful characters. And written by the woman who played "Vicky" in the original 'Parent Trap'!

    4. I loved that this was an intersting read and also an educational one as well. The characters were very well developed. I was genuinely sad to finish the book, I had become so attached to the characters that I didn't want it to end. Good read! I would definitely reccommend it!

    5. Really good. A 16 year old girl in Missouri marries, moves to California during the Gold rush era. I thought the author did a good job tying in her fiction to real California history, including even Emperor Norton!

    6. Read this years ago. I liked it because it was like historical fiction, which I love. She (Pastora) was strong and determined. I liked that about her character. I would say give it a read.

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