PEARL by Lauraine Snelling, 2004. This book is a sequel in the DAKOTA TREASURES series. I read RUBY many months ago, and found this book at a flea market but put off reading it due to the Bible quotes, and scriptural references. BUT.. the story is interesting so I’m reading it.
This story starts out in March, 1883 Chicago. Pearl is a woman, a school teacher who is running away from a marriage her well to do father is pushing her into to a widower with 5 children. She runs away to Little Missouri aka “Little Misery” to teach at a newly formed school. I’m nearly half way done with the book and the woman is still in Chicago.