In her magical, memorable novel, Sandra Dallas explores the ties of loyalty and friendship that unite the women in a quilting circle in Depression-era Kansas
It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to
"The narration by Carly Robins is exceptional." - The Reading Frenzy on Little Souls
Sandra Dallas's Little Souls is a gripping tale of sisterhood, loyalty, and secrets set in Denver mid America's last deadly flu pandemic.
Colorado, 1918. World War I is raging overseas, but it's the home front battling for survival. With the Spanish Flu rampant, Denver's schools are converted into hospitals, churches
6) True Sisters
In a novel based on true events, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas delivers the story of four women—-seeking the promise of salvation and prosperity in a new land—-who come together on a harrowing journey.
In 1856, Mormon converts, encouraged by Brigham Young himself, and outfitted with two-wheeled handcarts, set out on foot from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, the promised land. The Martin Handcart Company,
"Narrator Angela Dawe's warm voice varies seamlessly to capture the many characters, their fear, fortitude, and, in some cases, vileness. There is nothing subtle about this adventure, but it is exhilarating and hard to resist." — Washington Post
From the bestselling author of Prayers for Sale, Sandra Dallas' Westering Women is an inspiring celebration of sisterhood on the perilous Overland Trail.
10) The Last Midwife
Colorado, 1880. Gracy Brookens has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. The only midwife in a small mining town tucked in the Tenmile Range, Gracy is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community. For years, she has advised expectant mothers through their pregnancies, guided them through the tortures of labor, and then helped them heal. To Gracy, every baby who survived its birth in the Colorado...
From the bestselling author of A Quilt for Christmas comes the irrepressible story of one woman's quest to find love without losing herself in the American West. Ellen is putting the finishing touches on her granddaughter June's wedding quilt—made from scraps of old dresses, both remembered and forgotten—when June breaks off her engagement and seeks sanctuary at her grandparents' ranch. June's fiance is set to go off to fight...
12) Chili Queen
This Literary Guild and Doubleday Book club alternate by best-selling author Sandra Dallas features a bank robber, a mail-order bride, and a cathouse madam joining forces on a quest for happiness in 1880s New Mexico. "Dallas weaves a beguiling plot and creates engaging characters and dialogue ... The zesty, offbeat charm of life among these undesirables in the seedy West keeps this tale moving smartly."—Publishers Weekly
During World War II, a family finds life turned upside-down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes turn on the newcomers. Rennie has just turned thirteen and until this time, life has pretty much been predictable and fair. But the winds of change are coming, and with them, a shift in her perspective and a discovery of secrets that can destroy even the most sacred...