Babies, embroidery, and good works are not enough for Lucy Thomas — and the women she knows in Lee’s Mill, Missouri, are no different. But Lucy’s Luminary Society, designed to offer the women in town a place to discuss literature and world events — in fact, anything but babies and embroidery — is about to meet with some serious opposition . . .
Raising his young daughter should have been one of the joys of newspaper owner Cade Mulroney’s life. But when Cade was injured in the War Between the States, his Yankee in-laws took Mary north. Bringing her home to Lee’s Mill is a dream come true for Cade, but when Mary takes an interest in Lucy’s new society, Cade is up in arms. Listening to Lucy’s scandalous notions on women’s rights is bound to turn his darling daughter into an outspoken rebel-just like Lucy! Cade won’t have it...and Lucy won’t give in. There’s only one thing that can make them see eye to eye: the power of love.