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  • Karen Baney

The best books: Heroines with unconventional jobs in the West during the Gilded Age

When I was in high school, I remember my great-grandma telling me that she envied me for being born during an era where I could choose any career field that I wanted. Great-grandma was a fiesty woman with strong opinions and I know she wanted a career of her own, but that wasn't an option for her.


Because of great-grandma, I've long respected women who bucked the trends of society and fought to make their mark on the world in their own way.


Without further ado, here's my top 6 picks for Christian Gilded Age Heroines with Unconventional Jobs:

  1. The Roaming Adventurer by Karen Baney - features a female Surveyor.

  2. To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano - features an Inquiry Agent (Private Detective).

  3. Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist - features a Telephone Operator

  4. A Man with a Past by Mary Connealy - features a woman Rancher

  5. At Love's Command by Karen Witemeyer - features a woman Doctor

  6. The Problem Child by Tess Thompson - features a woman Veterinarian who also wants to be an Olympic Ski Jumper


Check out why I picked these in my write up on Shepherd.com!



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