The Flats Junction Series
There was once a junction in Dakota Territories, where a crossroads existed on two Milwaukee Road rail lines. This is where the fictional town of Flats Junction lives. As years passed, it was built up by a cunning Welsh immigrant banker and his Lakota wife. Now, it is run by their daughter, who is a brilliant, if insecure, businesswoman with intense ambitions. Flats Junction has also become, inadvertently, a haven for women who wish to change the status quo in their own ways: it is the home of a woman tinsmith who refuses to bend to society's expectations even as she battles mental illness. And it is where a Boston widow finds her life's calling in herbal medicine, going head to head with the local doctor. As they each create their own lives and live by their own rules, the harsh prairie, arson, prejudice, the Army and local Native influences, and terrifying disease threaten to undo all they've accomplished. Can they come together and save it all?
Praise for Flats Junction
“This engrossing novel gives us a glimpse into two subjects rarely found together: the settling of the Dakotas by first generation Americans, and the tinsmith trade on the frontier, before boundaries closed in. A trip back to a wilder but also more innocent time. It is reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's epic 1971 and 1972 films: "The Emigrants" and "The New Land."- Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra, Mary Called Magdalene, Helen of Troy, and Elizabeth I.
"Sara Dahmen clearly knows her subject matter."
- San Francisco Book Review
"Ms. Dahmen has managed to capture the very essence of the time period and the heart of the woman brave enough to find her own way in this thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing novel. Don't miss it!" --Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of "The Mutual Admiration Society" and "Whistling in the Dark."
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