Eliza: The Hanley Girls is the first book in a new Sweet Historical Western Romance by USA Today bestselling author Alicia Street.
The Hanley Girls series is based on the Harvey Girls, those brave and adventurous women who worked in the diners set up to serve the railroad passengers as the train lines extended into the rugged western territories during the late 1800s. At the time, the only respectable positions for women were wife or schoolteacher or governess.
A staff of women who were trained and housed in a dorm and given strict rules of conduct to follow was a new concept in Victorian America. But in the American West people did things in bold, adventurous ways.
Eliza, who has never even eaten in a restaurant or traveled this far from home, takes a job as a Hanley Girl to save her family’s farm—and she finds herself in a whole new world.