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The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

The Daring Ladies of Lowell was a great read that brings attention to the working conditions of the mill girls of Lowell.  Taking some historical details and making a fictional story featuring characters that the reader comes to care about really makes these horrific conditions more real.  Alice moves to Lowell to become a mill girl in an attempt to escape farm life and finds a true friend in Lovey, another mill girl who happens to be a bit wild and unpredictable.  This friendship allows Alice to really grow, and she even develops a friendship with her boss's son.  When Lovey is murdered, the community becomes divided as the conditions of the workers becomes a cause of debate.  Alcott does a great job at showing both sides of the conflict and really makes the reader care about these characters.  Overall The Daring Ladies of Lowell proved to be a great read, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

 

Received a copy of The Daring Ladies of Lowell through Goodreads.