(From the publisher):
From the publisher
There would be times when Riah Millican came to regret that her husband had learned to read and write, and then shared his knowledge with her and their children. For this was Durham in the 1830's, when employers tended to regard the spread of education with suspicion. But now Seth Millican was dead and she was a widow with the need to find a home and a living for herself and her children.
The chance of becoming a housekeeper didn't work out, but it led to Moor House and a scholarly recluse obsessed with that very book learning that could open so many doors and yet create so many problems; especially with her daughter, Biddy, who was not only bright, but witful...
The Black Velvet Gown is the story of a mother and daughter, often at odds with each other, facing the need to challenge and fight the prejudice of an age.
Original title: The Black Velvet Gown
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Nineteenth Century
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction