The Female of the Species

by J. Bennett-Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/03/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781669857433
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781669857457
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781669857440

About the Book

Cincinnati, 1884. At a young age, Rachel Haufmann, the headstrong daughter of a riverboat magnate, learns the hard way that life isn’t fair, particularly if you’re born female. Her father exiles the man she loves. She comes to resent the boundaries that society places on her gender. Then a charismatic riverboat pilot teaches her the unwelcome lesson that, as a woman of means, she is little more than prey to ambitious men. Rachel flees to England with no intention of ever coming back. But five years later, when her father is murdered, the embittered Rachel returns to Cincinnati to confront those she left behind and to wrestle with the emotionally scarred woman she has become.

About the Author

A native of Pennsylvania, Joan now lives in Tepoztlán, Mexico with her husband Bill and their three cats. She devotes her time to teaching the Bible, painting and writing. A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she holds BFAs in Advertising Design and Sculpture. Before turning to writing, she enjoyed an active career in advertising, marketing communications and copywriting.