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A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson

Label
A captain for Laura Rose
Title
A captain for Laura Rose
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Grace Whitson
Creator
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"--
Summary
When tragedy strikes, Laura Rose White must defy conventions and find a way to serve as captain of her family's steamboat in order to save her livelihood, but first she must seek help from the disreputable but skillful pilot Finn MacKnight
Writing style
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10301668
Cataloging source
DLC
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Whitson, Stephanie Grace
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H555
LC item number
C37 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women ship captains
  • River boats
  • Pilots and pilotage
  • Missouri River
  • FICTION / Christian / Historical
  • FICTION / Christian / Romance
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857664256
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781455529056
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857664256
Label
A captain for Laura Rose, Stephanie Grace Whitson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857664256
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781455529056
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013032578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857664256

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