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Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 MysteryFiction

The story concerns Louise Downe, who begins the book known as Low Down. Louise is an unpolished woman panning for gold in Piney Creek, Colorado, when an epidemic of smallpox sweeps through the area. A number of miners are stricken and everyone else except for Louise flees. With determination and grit, Louise cares for the miners and all of them survive. When they celebrate their survival, they ask Louise what her dearest wish is, as they would like to fulfill it. Louise says that she wants a baby.

A minister who is present insists that her child shouldn’t be born out of wedlock; the miner with whom she conceives her baby must marry her. Louise doesn’t care if she’s married or not, but everyone accedes to the minister.

Unfortunately, Louise’s appearance is worse than bedraggled aft...

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