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Roxanna Britton: a Biographical Novel


  • Shirley S. Allen


  • Family Saga
  • Biographical
  • Sagas
Jane Austen meets Laura Ingalls Wilder: The late Dr. Shirley S. Allen, inspired by real people - her own ancestors - has told a dramatic story of how the west was won, through the eyes of one remarkable woman, Roxanna Britton.

Widowed as a young mother in 1855, Roxanna breaks through traditional barriers by finding a husband of her own choice, developing her own small business, and in 1865, becoming one of the first married women to own property. We follow her through the hard times of the Civil War to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to a homestead in Nebraska to her final home in Elsinore, California.