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Promise of the Valley

Jane Peart

When Southern-born Adelaide Pride follows her Yankee employer to California, she faces a private civil war and re-examines her values of love and honor. Twenty-six-year-old Adelaide Pride stepped out of the horse-drawn buggy to gaze one last time at the charred remains of her childhood home. Six generations of Prides had lived and entertained there under warm Southern skies. That was before the Civil War- robbing Addie of her youth, her parents, and the man she would have married! Fortunately, an aunt and uncle had taken her in, but they could scarcely afford to feed themselves. Not wishing to remain a burden, Addie accepted a position as a companion to a Yankee spinster at a health spa in Napa Valley, California. Addie shivered with a mixture of fear and anticipation. Very soon she would journey by train to the remote land that was untouched be conflict and overflowing with financial prosperity and social opportunities. Did she dare to hope that her dreams of love and belonging were yet possible? Or would she become lost in the a world of the sick and aged, ending up a spinster like her employer, Mrs. Amberly?

When Southern-born Adelaide Pride follows her Yankee employer to California, she faces a private civil war and re-examines her values of love and honor. Twenty-six-year-old Adelaide Pride stepped out of the horse-drawn buggy to gaze one last time at the charred remains of her childhood home. Six generations of Prides had lived and entertained there under warm Southern skies. That was before the Civil War- robbing Addie of her youth, her parents, and the man she would have married! Fortunately, an aunt and uncle had taken her in, but they could scarcely afford to feed themselves. Not wishing to remain a burden, Addie accepted a position as a companion to a Yankee spinster at a health spa in Napa Valley, California. Addie shivered with a mixture of fear and anticipation. Very soon she would journey by train to the remote land that was untouched be conflict and overflowing with financial prosperity and social opportunities. Did she dare to hope that her dreams of love and belonging were yet possible? Or would she become lost in the a world of the sick and aged, ending up a spinster like her employer, Mrs. Amberly?
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When Southern-born Adelaide Pride follows her Yankee employer to California, she faces a private civil war and re-examines her values of love and honor. Twenty-six-year-old Adelaide Pride stepped out of the horse-drawn buggy to gaze one last time at the charred remains of her childhood home. Six generations of Prides had lived and entertained there under warm Southern skies. That was before the Civil War- robbing Addie of her youth, her parents, and the man she would have married! Fortunately, an aunt and uncle had taken her in, but they could scarcely afford to feed themselves. Not wishing to remain a burden, Addie accepted a position as a companion to a Yankee spinster at a health spa in Napa Valley, California. Addie shivered with a mixture of fear and anticipation. Very soon she would journey by train to the remote land that was untouched be conflict and overflowing with financial prosperity and social opportunities. Did she dare to hope that her dreams of love and belonging were yet possible? Or would she become lost in the a world of the sick and aged, ending up a spinster like her employer, Mrs. Amberly?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christine Williams

Length:

8h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:40


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:47


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:42


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:00


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

29:58


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

30:26


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

21:49


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:40


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:47


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

19:21


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

44:06


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

37:24


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

15:29


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

44:49


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

53:08


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

41:33


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

17:15


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

06:25