Title: Fair and Tender Ladies
Author: Smith, Lee
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1988
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: D-j has negligible creases.
Synopsis: From Ivy Rowe’s birth on Blue Star Mountain, her life is full of passion and longing as she writes letters to family and friends. Ivy’s talent as a budding writer is recognized early on, but just as she is about to realize her dream of going north to school, she is betrayed by her passionate nature. Facing an unwed pregnancy and publicly admonished for her sins, Ivy marries a childhood friend who takes her back to the family homestead, where she bears several children and endures the endless toil of a farmer’s wife. Through her trials Ivy holds firm, knowing that her life will hold happiness one day.