Sunset and Steel Rails

Sunset and Steel Rails

by Celia Hayes


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In the year 1885, proper young Bostonian Sophia Brewer flees everything she has ever known, in fear of her life and takes up a new life in the West under another name, as a Harvey Girl working in railroad stop restaurants. She finds independence and adventure, friends and just possibly romance. But there are still secrets in her life, secrets which might put everything about her new life in peril.

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ISBN-13: 9780989782050
Publisher: Watercress Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Celia Hayes has always been passionately interested in the history of the American frontier. She was brought up in an eccentric, baby-boom family which formed the basis of a memoir, Our Grandpa Was an Alien. She earned a degree in English, served for 20 years in the US Air Force, and another ten years as a secretary and office administrator in various large and small business enterprises. Currently, she is the owner of Watercress Press, a small local subsidy press specializing in local history.
Her first novel, To Truckee’s Trail, grew out of a fascination with the California emigrant trail. The Adelsverein Trilogy, and its companion novels – Daughter of Texas, Deep in the Heart, and The Quivera Trail drew on an interest in the German settlement of the Texas Hill Country, and the dramatic sweep of history in the Lone Star State. She has also authored a collection of adventures intended for younger readers, Lone Star Sons, set in the time of the Republic of Texas. With her daughter, Jeanne Hayden, she has also co-authored Tales of Luna City, a collection of comic short stories set in present-day small town South Texas. More about her writing is at the websites and

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