Go Away Home by Carol Bodensteiner. Published by Lake Union

In 1913, women were expected to marry and have a family. Iowa farm girl Liddie Treadway wants more, she wants to live in town on her own and have a job. But after her father’s unexpected death and her unmarried sister’s pregnancy, it becomes clear Liddie is needed at home; her dreams will have to wait. The family’s hired helper, Joe Bauer has had his heart broken by the woman her hoped to marry and decides to leave Iowa behind. He and Liddie stay in touch, writing each other when they can. And then Liddie gets her dream job as an apprentice seamstress in town, when Joe comes back will a future with him mean leaving her own dreams behind? This is a well written atmospheric historical novel about the life a woman was expected to lead 100 years ago. Sure to be an eye opener for some younger readers

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