An Ordinary Woman

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Alice Pickett dreams of a career as a photographer. Her family and friends in the small town of Maxwell, Nebraska are certain her future lies with the town's most eligible bachelor. The opportunity to join the rush for Klondike gold offers a way out of what she sees as miles and miles of the same tall green stalks rippling into the ever boring blue sky. It's 1897. How does an 18-year-old girl find the courage to up stakes and chase moonbeams? Is an adventure in the far north a fair trade for the perfect marriage?

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An Ordinary Woman

Submitted: September 02, 2009

Alice Pickett dreams of a career as a photographer. Her family and friends in the small town of Maxwell, Nebraska are certain her future lies with the town's most eligible bachelor. The opportunity to join the rush for Klondike gold offers a way out of what she sees as miles and miles of the same tall green stalks rippling into the ever boring blue sky. It's 1897. How does an 18-year-old girl find the courage to up stakes and chase moonbeams? Is an adventure in the far north a fair trade for the perfect marriage? Read Chapter