Beauty and Attention
by Liz Rosenberg


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The riveting story of one brave young woman's struggle to free herself from a web of deceit.

For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don't work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The riveting story of one brave young woman's struggle to free herself from a web of deceit.

For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don't work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future. Yet Libby boldly defies conventional wisdom and plans to delay marriage--to anyone--by departing for her uncle's Belfast estate. In Ireland, Libby seeks not only the comfort of family but also greater opportunities than seem possible during the stifling McCarthy era at home.

Across the Atlantic, Libby finds common ground with her brilliant, invalid cousin, Lazarus, then puts her trust in a sophisticated older woman who seems to be everything she hopes to become. Fraught with betrayal and long-kept secrets, as well as sudden wealth and unexpected love, Libby's journey toward independence takes turns she never could have predicted--and calls on courage and strength she never knew she had.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781503940635
  • ISBN-10: 1503940632
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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