The Engine Woman’s Light
by Laurel Anne Hill
In 1894, a mystical vision of an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita. The ethereal captain commands her to prevent society’s rejects from boarding trains to the same asylum Juanita’s great-grandparents saved her from in infancy. That institution’s director plots murder to reduce the inmate population. Yet to save innocent lives, Juanita must take lives of the corrupt. How can she reconcile her assignment with her belief in the sacredness of all human life? And will she survive to marry her betrothed? Juanita sets out despite inner trepidation to sabotage the railroad. Her ancestor Billy, a steam locomotive engineer, guides her. Then bit by bit, she discovers the gut-wrenching truths all of her ancestors neglected to reveal.
Category: Fantasy – Alternative History