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THE DESERT CROP

A coming-of-age novel featuring a farmer's son in 19th century New England. Daniel Stewart wants to be a doctor, but his father won't pay for studies, spending his money on drink and on making babies with his second wife. When the father dies, Daniel must care for the family, which ends his prospects of studies as well as marriage to his love. By the author of The Lady on My Left.

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  • "Moira comes to Fellburn, England, in the 1880s to marry a widower farmer named Hector Stewart. Her relationship with Stewart's children, Daniel and Pattie, becomes warmer as Hector becomes more distant and abusive."
  • "A coming-of-age novel featuring a farmer's son in 19th century New England. Daniel Stewart wants to be a doctor, but his father won't pay for studies, spending his money on drink and on making babies with his second wife. When the father dies, Daniel must care for the family, which ends his prospects of studies as well as marriage to his love. By the author of The Lady on My Left."
  • "A coming-of-age novel featuring a farmer's son in 19th century New England. Daniel Stewart wants to be a doctor, but his father won't pay for studies, spending his money on drink and on making babies with his second wife. When the father dies, Daniel must care for the family, which ends his prospects of studies as well as marriage to his love. By the author of The Lady on My Left."@en
  • "Money was tight in the farming communities around Fellburn, England, in the 1880s, so when Hector Stewart, only two years after the death of his long-suffering wife, announces to his children, Daniel and Pattie, that he is to marry Moira Conelly, a "wealthy" distant relative who lives in "a castle" in Ireland, it is easy to discern his motive. Moira, who had not been entirely honest about her background or finances, she has convinced herself that she would be marrying into landed gentry, allowing her the leisured lifestyle to which she believes herself entitled. It is with somesurprise, therefore, after she arrives with her compaion that she realizes she is now the mistress of a ramshackel farm without any servants. Nonetheless, with her ever-cheerful disposition, Moira soon settles into the Stewart family routine. Pattie, always the rebel, leaves home to be married, but Daniel can see no escape. Moira and Hector's marriage of convenience works well enough at first, but as their growing family compounds their financial difficulties, Hector's behavior toward her changes disturbingly. A horrifying act of violence provokes an even more shocking act of retribution in the family."@en
  • "Money was tight in the farming communities around Fellburn in the 1880s, so when Hector Stewart announced to his children that he was to marry Moira Conelly, a 'wealthy' distant relative, it was young Daniel who guessed the purpose behind the proposed union. But Moira, who was convinced she was marrying into landed gentry, had not been entirely honest about her background, and it was with some surprise that she arrived at the run down farm. Then came some wide-ranging news and a family tragedy..."
  • "Money was tight in the farming communities around Fellburn, England, in the 1880's, so when Hector Stewart announces to his children, Daniel and Pattie, that he is to marry Moira Conelly, a "wealthy" distant relative, it is easy to discern his motive."@en

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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Love stories"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"

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  • "THE DESERT CROP"@en
  • "The desert crop"
  • "The desert crop"@en
  • "The Desert Crop"
  • "The Desert Crop"@en

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