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A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson

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A captain for Laura Rose
Title
A captain for Laura Rose
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Grace Whitson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Laura Rose White is one of the most gifted riverboat pilots on the Missouri River--her late father taught her and her brother Joe everything he knew, and even named their family's riverboat after her. But in 1867, the idea of a "skirt" being a captain is unheard of. At least until Joe takes ill and dies in the middle of a trip, leaving Laura grieving and halfway upriver with a full cargo. She successfully takes charge of the crew and expertly guides the Laura Rose back to St. Louis. But it seems her troubles are just beginning. Laura learns Joe had taken out a loan, and if she fails to repay it, she could lose the boat that is not only her livelihood, but also her home. The only way to save it is to convince the men in charge she's capable of being a captain and pilot, and they have a few nearly insurmountable conditions. She must secure a full cargo (who would trust their wares to a woman?), she must find a chaperone (she is an unmarried lady, after all), she must get to Fort Benton and back in less time than it would take most male pilots, and she must get a licensed pilot to agree to oversee her. The only man she can find for that job is her brother's disreputable friend Finn MacKnight. She's loath to ask him--though he's as good a pilot as she is, he has a terrible reputation. But a woman alone in the world will do what she must to survive, and Laura may just gain far more than she ever expected on this historic trip"--
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Whitson, Stephanie Grace
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Women ship captains
  • River boats
  • Pilots and pilotage
  • Historical fiction
  • Love stories
  • Christian fiction
  • Inspirational fiction
  • Missouri River
Label
A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9781455529056
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032578
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857664256
  • (OCoLC)ocn857664256
  • 639268
Label
A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9781455529056
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032578
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857664256
  • (OCoLC)ocn857664256
  • 639268

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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