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Anna Reardon is an illiterate teen-aged orphan with a 13 year-old brother, James who were both raised in a brothel. Unable to make a living in Boston, she agrees to become a mail-order bride. Unfortunately, in order to do so, she must fabricate nearly everything about herself. James helps her to do this by writing to Karl Lindstrom, a handsome Swedish immigrant with a farm in Minnesota.
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Karl is kind, hard-working and very moral. When he meets "his Anna", he's shocked to see she has none of the skills he thought she would have and is much younger too; in addition, she has brought along her younger brother.

Karl and Anna are married and begin their struggles. Anna must regain Karl's trust, which is a struggle, as lie after lie emerges about Anna and her past.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   from very different culture

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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