Victoria Washington—sophisticated and elegant, owner of Victoria’s House of Fashion, designer of haute couture gowns for the wealthy and elite of Denver, a brilliant and successful business woman in her own right. Tory, as she is known to her friends, is also a supporter of Palmer House—a most extraordinary refuge for young women rescued from prostitution.
Deceived, kidnapped, and beaten into submission, the girls of Palmer House had been held captive in Corinth, the little mountain village above Denver, forced into an occupation not of their own choosing, until freed by the combined efforts of U.S. Marshals and Pinkerton detectives. Through no fault of her own, Tory was one of those girls—also rescued from a life of shame and degradation.
And Tory’s past hides more than one dark secret: She was born in the deep South to Adeline Washington—a negress, the daughter and granddaughter of slaves, and the “kept” woman of a wealthy, married white man. Tory’s mixed blood, her illegitimate birth, and the shame of her exploitation follow her down the mountain and haunt her, even to the cusp of her success.
What will happen when those who hate Tory expose her secrets? Will her business and reputation survive the scandals? Or are the rumors a cover for a more sinister plot? Is Tory’s life also in danger? And, if so, why?
If you loved my series, A Prairie Heritage, then you will love the full stories of a select group of women you met first in the little mountain village of Corinth and later at Palmer House in Denver, the mile-high city (hence the series title, Girls from the Mountain).
Tabitha and Tory are two such stories—the testimonies of fallen women redeemed by God’s amazing grace, led out of darkness to become lights in this dark world.
Each book can be read as a “standalone” volume, but having already read A Prairie Heritage may increase your enjoyment. A Rose Blooms Twice, Book 1 inA Prairie Heritage, is FREE on Kindle and most other eBook formats. —Vikki
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