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Porcelain White

Porcelain White

333K Reads 13.8K Votes 27 Part Story
Julie Granger By JulieGranger Completed

In 1876, mail-order brides are swept off their feet as soon as they arrive in town, but not Isabel Grant.  She is rejected by Capt. Pichon for being a skinny, school-girl and is left in town to wait three days for the next train. Sergeant John Webster delivers the news to her and feels hopelessly drawn to protect her.  Isabel discovers her independence, but she finds out she doesn't have the legal right to be independent.  Will she go back to a life of poverty?  Will she be forced to marry? Or will she be allowed to stay?  Read about Isabel in Porcelain White.

  • 1878
  • bride
  • historicalfiction
  • mail-order
  • minnesota
  • rejection
duchessdome duchessdome Sep 09, 2017
So she's what people will refer to as odd looking... I like how this is going...
duchessdome duchessdome Sep 09, 2017
What else do you want them to do? Apparently marriage solves every single girls problem
duchessdome duchessdome Sep 09, 2017
Calabash... How I miss that place... It's a restaurant near my hostel 😉😁😂😂
duchessdome duchessdome Sep 09, 2017
Poor sweet Ben. Pay no head to your father who probably borrowed the money not to feed his family but to gamble it away😒
TakenByThePhysicist TakenByThePhysicist Jun 24, 2016
Obviously lying to pay lesser fare
                              My aunt's husband did that 9 years ago (I was 11) I had to say I was 9/10 while my younger brother and cousins also had to lower their ages as well 
                              There were 6 of us so yknow, every little helps
MerryFranz MerryFranz Apr 03, 2016
I like the description, although it is surprising.  Maybe in the first chapter there could be reference to how unusually pale her hair is, so "porcelain white hair" makes sense here.