Joy That Long Endures

Alethea Williams
Joy That Long Endures


C. A. Williams
Release Date
May 2018
Book 2 of The Irish Blessings Series
Historical fiction

Second in the Wyoming historical Irish Blessings series, Joy That Long Endures. What happens when very different people with different ambitions team up to gamble on achieving their dreams? Former iron man Devin Cavanaugh and saloon owner Dulcinetta Jackson are determined to find out.

As the transcontinental railroad is finished and its hell towns move on, the people staying on in Wyoming Territory must find new ways to survive. Some earn a living by their sweat. A former iron man for the Union Pacific, Irish immigrant Devin Cavanaugh labors day after day to transport loads from the little railroad town of Bryan 100 miles over dirt trails to South Pass City. He wants only one seemingly unattainable thing: to be his own man.

Some drift from scheme to scheme. A Chinese woman resumes the only trade she knows in order to repay a debt of honor. A skilled New York City dressmaker devotes her considerable abilities to a troupe of hurdy gurdy girls. A muleskinner counts the day an achievement if he succeeds in skimming a few dollars from his employer. They each want only one thing: to earn enough today to someday buy success.

And some make their promised fortune. Dulcinetta Jackson, taught from childhood how to profit from the dreams of desperate men, wants the one thing denied her by her life of fabulous wealth: the place bestowed on those accepted in respectable society.

Can Devin and Dulcie truly come out winners, when all around them other people's struggle for wealth and prestige ends in dismal failure?


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