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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Now I'm giving away Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley

To enter your name for a chance to win this book simply post a comment that answers this question. What are your thoughts on a woman's reputation and how much it mattered a century ago when it came to marriage? I will pick a winner using the Randomizer program next Sunday, May 23rd. Best wishes to you.

About the book:

All that glitters is not gold. It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip—and Jeremiah himself—the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden...and tarnish her character beyond redemption.

My thoughts: I don't have this book so I can't say. I was supposed to get it to review but it hasn't shown up yet. It's AWOL. :)


Anonymous said...

her reputation was EVERYTHING!! lf it wasnt good, she would of never gotten a hubby.... gald things have changed over the years ;) Percy

Katy said...

When it came to marriage, reputation was really important a century ago, though I think it was probably less important in communities where there were fewer women and a lot more men (like in gold rush towns, etc).

Cindy W. said...

I believe in the past a woman's reputation not only reflected on her but on her family as well. A poor reputation would have gotten her and her family looked at in a totally different light.

Cindy W.


Esther Y.M. said...

Yup I totally agree with all the previous comments. It would have been hard to make a good match with a poor reputation.
However for countries in Asia the same still stands.

Please enter me into the contest.


Anonymous said...

Like everyone else wrote...her reputation was every thing. If you didn't have a good reputation, basically you didn't have a life.

I have been dying to read this book and hope i win!


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the other comments posted......her reputation WAS EVERYTHING! Please enter me for Lena's book. Thanks!!

Carole said...

I enjoy Regencies, and they always emphasize the importance of a woman's reputation. It was even risky for a betrothed couple to be talking in a room with the door closed. In contrast, the man could seemingly do as he pleased with no damage to his reputation; sometimes it even enhanced his image. Go figure!

I would love to read Lena's book and appreciate the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Bobble said...

I wish women in general were as concerned today as they obviously were 100 years ago when only desperate men would marry women with tarnished reputations.

PatriciaW said...

A century ago, I think reputation was everything for a woman. A woman depended upon her husband financially. Often the women who worked were considered too independent for marriage, and if they did marry, were expected to give up their careers to be wives and mothers. So reputation of a woman could enhance or impede her ability to attract a husband.

Marla said...

Back in those days, a woman's reputation was so very important, not just to her but to her family as well. Too bad today, people didn't think more about their reputation before involving themselves in things that can tarnish not only their reputation but their lives as well. Thank you for the giveaway.

Michelle Sutton said...

And the winner is...

Patricia W!

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