Orphaned as a toddler, Olive, a bright feisty child, struggles to establish her place in a wealthy farming family. Her sisters are jealous, her brothers feel threatened, her father, inept as a parent is dependent on her skills.

Without a mother’s guidance, is it possible for this young woman to break social barriers on her own? Can she become the independent woman scholar for which she has the potential of being?

Set in the early 1900s in rural Pennsylvania, journey with this spitfire on an emotionally intense encounter with her dysfunctional family within a male-dominated world, in a time before women had the right to vote.

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