Set against Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846,this sweepingemotional novel brings together three courageous women battling to save everything they hold dear… Nantucket in 1846 is an island set apart not just by its geography but by its unique circumstances. With their menfolk away at seaoften for years at a timewomen here know a rare independence–and the challenges that go with it. Eliza Macy is struggling to conceal her financial trouble as she waits for her whaling captain husband to return from a voyage. In desperationshe turns against her progressive ideals and targets Meg Wrighta pregnant free Black woman trying to relocate her store to Main Street. Meanwhileastronomer Maria Mitchell loves running Nantucket’s Atheneum and spending her nights observing the starsyet she fears revealing the secret wishes of her heart. On a sweltering July nighta massive fire breaks out in townquickly kindled by the densely packed wooden buildings. With everything they possess now threatenedthese three very different women are forced to reevaluate their priorities and decide what to savewhat to let go and what kind of life to rebuild from the ashes of the past.
Daughters of Nantucket
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