Tomboy Bride

Author: Harriet Backus
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 9780871089755
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson Rob Walton are featured.

Tomboy Bride

Author: Harriet Fish Backus
Publisher: Westwinds Press
ISBN: 0871089882
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. It is a skillfully written account from a women's perspective in a rough and tumble mining town that has made this book a classic for women's studies. Harriet's life followed her husband George's career which took them many places beyond the San Juan Mountains including the rugged coast of British Columbia, and the mountainous mining town of Elk City, Idaho and back to Colorado's Leadville. Although both Hattie and George were from the San Francisco bay area where they eventually retired, her heart never quite left the rugged mountain trails of the high San Juans of Colorado.

A Visit with the Tomboy Bride

Author: Duane A. Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890437875
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Harriet Fish Backus provided us with fascinating glimpses into an era long gone in her classic book "Tomboy Bride." In "A Visit With the Tomboy Bride" the well-known Colorado historian Duane Smith gives us a further look into her adventurous life at the Tomboy Mine, high above Telluride, Colorado. Harriet wrote to Duane after he reviewed her book in 1970, starting a correspondence that continued until her death. The result was a potpourri of Harriet Backus' life and those of some of her friends at the Tomboy Mine. Smith's book is an exciting trip into a wonderful vista of times gone by, a story of an amazing woman, and the tale of an adventuresome life above timberline in the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado.

His Tomboy Bride

Author: Leanna Wilson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459266261
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Fiction

JUNE BRIDES BRIDE IN BLUE JEANS? Boy, how Billie Rae Gunther had changed! She'd gone from a neighbor's pigtailed, skinned-knee little girl to a vision in white satin and lace—at least, until she lifted her dress and Nick Latham saw cowboy boots! Yep, Billie was a capable, confident woman—except in matters of the heart…. Still, though Billie would make a beautiful bride—what about her fiancé? Nick couldn't allow her to marry that arrogant twerp until he'd had a chance to show Billie what she'd be missing. But as marriage-shy Nick demonstrated the pleasures of single life, he realized the only aisle Billie should be walking down was one leading to him! Celebrate a month of joyful marriages with Silhouette Romance!

Tomboy Bride

Author: Harriet Fish Backus
Publisher: Pruett Publishing
ISBN: 0871085127
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. It is a skillfully written account from a women's perspective in a rough and tumble mining town that has made this book a classic for women's studies. Harriet's life followed her husband George's career which took them many places beyond the San Juan Mountains including the rugged coast of British Columbia, and the mountainous mining town of Elk City, Idaho and back to Colorado's Leadville. Although both Hattie and George were from the San Francisco bay area where they eventually retired, her heart never quite left the rugged mountain trails of the high San Juans of Colorado.

Outlaw s Bride

Author: Joan Johnston
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307789495
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Genre: Fiction

“A very amusing and imaginative romp that has the Joan Johnston stamp of excellence all over it.”—Affaire de Coeur When the gorgeous blonde sashayed into Oakville, Ethan Hawk was a goner—until she told him her name: Patch Kendrick. The tomboy tease he remembered from Fort Benton, Montana, was now a luscious lady hunting for her man: him! Nothing, not even his outlaw past, would keep Patch off his trail. She knew that Ethan Hawk was the man for her—even when he galloped out of her childhood with a price on his head and nary a backward glance. Now that she’s found him again, she’s armed and ready for love. But before Ethan could yield his heart, he had to clear his name. So Patch set out to find the villain who framed him—and risked ambushing her lifelong dream.

Hiking Colorado

Author: Maryann Gaug
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768806
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the finest trails Colorado has to offer. This hiker's paradise offers not only rugged peaks and crystal clear alpine lakes, but also historic ruins and magnificent canyons. View the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, journey to Colorado's highest point at the top of Mount Elbert, hike beneath immense sandstone cliffs in Devils Canyon, or step back in time to North America's largest dinosaur track site. Veteran hiker, Master of Leave No Trace, and outdoor writer Maryann Gaug will introduce you to these trails and more. Inside you'll find: detailed shaded relief maps, GPS waypoint coordinates for each hike, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, come explore the wonders of our nation's highest state -- on foot!

Pynchon Character Names

Author: Patrick Hurley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786434589
Release Date: 2008-02-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

The dictionary lists each character from Pynchon's fiction up through his most recent novel, including the most likely etymology of each name. In addition, the thorough introduction examines Pynchon's character names as a part of his greater literary strategy, establishing a set of categories through which most of the names may be understood.

The MacKinnon s Bride

Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber Books
ISBN: 9780988497412
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Fiction

From a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon’s Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion—all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance. When laird Iain MacKinnon’s young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy’s return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child—or that he will become Page FitzSimon’s savior. “Keep her, or kill her!” FitzSimon proclaims when Iain forces his hand. What can a good lad do, but take the lass home. Even as Page blames her reluctant champion for welching on a bargain with her father, she suspects the truth... the shadows hold secrets... and danger. Now only love can save MacKinnon’s fiery new bride. Romantic Times Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! and a K.I.S.S. AWARD “THE MACKINNON’S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned.” - RT Book Reviews “A fun tale of intrigue ... in Medieval Scotland.” - The AtlantaConstitution “Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” -New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas

The Rebel Bride

Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451218000
Release Date: 2006-03
Genre: Fiction

Masking her loneliness with fierce independence and tomboyish behavior, Katherine Brandon catches the eye of Julien St. Clair, Earl of March, who is instantly bewitched by her

The Unexpected Bride

Author: Lena Goldfinch
Publisher: Indigo Road Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Fiction

What’s a man to do when his father orders him a bride? Rebecca Sullivan has been “Becky” all her life, a real hoyden. Her childhood sweetheart taught her to ride bareback and shoot a rifle, but then he chose a “perfect lady” for a wife—a real Southern belle, who’s now expecting a baby. Heartbroken, Becky signs up to be a mail-order bride to a Seattle man, sight unseen. She resolves to squelch her hoydenish ways and become a “perfect lady” for her future husband. If logging-operation owner Isaac Jessup had wanted a bride, he’d have chosen a sturdy frontier woman, not some fragile lady from back East. Ready to explain the mistake, honorable Isaac takes one look into Rebecca’s vulnerable eyes...and knows he’ll marry her, even though this delicate waif is obviously unsuited for wild Seattle. Could an unexpected marriage be a match made in heaven? Sweet Historical Western Romance A Mail-Order Bride Novel THE BRIDES SERIES The Unexpected Bride Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe The Bartered Bride Only the Heart Knows

Weddings of the Times

Author: Dan Klein
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466854017
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Humor

You are cordially invited to celebrate A Parody of The New York Times Wedding Announcements by Kasper Hauser Along with fully illustrated guides to: Wedding-night sex, Honeymoon hot spots, Formalwear malfunctions, and much, much more. At four o'clock in the Afternoon. Or is it three o'clock? Didn't you bring the invitation? Huh? Where the hell is the turnoff? Back there. I think I saw a paper plate and some balloons. What's wrong? I just need to eat something. I'm fine. Remind me how we know these people? "In this collection, Kasper Hauser reminds us that a wedding announcement is a window into the most goofball daydream a couple can have about itself.... These are not parodies, but little human stories, full of want and hope, even when they involve falconry." ---from the foreword by John Hodgman

Notorious Telluride

Author: Carol Turner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614233244
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: History

While today's Telluride might bring to mind a hot tourist spot and upscale ski resort, the earliest days of the town and surrounding San Miguel County were marked by an abundance of gamblers, con men and murderers. From Bob Meldrum, a deputized killer who prowled the streets during times of labor unrest, to the author's own ancestor, Charlie Turner, a brash young man killed in a shooting in Ophir, Carol Turner's Notorious Telluride offers a glimpse at some of the sordid, shocking and sad pioneer tales of the area.

GI Brides

Author: Duncan Barrett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062328069
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make a new life with the American servicemen they married. The “friendly invasion” of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America. Through the stories of these four women, G.I. Brides illuminates the experiences of war brides who found themselves in a foreign culture thousands of miles away from family and friends, with men they hardly knew. Some struggled with the isolation of life in rural America, or found their soldier less than heroic in civilian life. But most persevered, determined to turn their wartime romance into a lifelong love affair, and prove to those back home that a Hollywood ending of their own was possible. G.I. Brides includes an eight-pages insert that features 45-black-and-white photos.

Flint Hills Bride

Author: Cassandra Austin
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459261334
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Fiction

10TH ANNIVERSARY She'd Been The Tomboy Heiress And He, The Hired Hand Now things were a little different. He was Jake Rawlings, dedicated lawman, and she was Emily Prescott, woman on the run. But all Jake wanted was to get her to trust him enough to run straight into his waiting arms. Emily had never been denied anything by her family, until now. And if the man they were trying to keep her away from was the man she really wanted to marry, how come Jake was looking better all the time?