Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her w. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, kwn for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is thing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance. A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless vel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.