19th Century History Novel: STEIN HOUSE, by Myra Hargrave McIlvain


Written by: Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Genre: Historical Fiction


Logline: Helga Heinrich and her four children sail into the thriving Texas seaport of Indianola in 1853, determined to overcome the memory and haunting legacy of her husband and their papa who drowned in a drunken leap from the dock as the ship pulled away from the German port. A woman of strong passions, Helga operates Stein House for boarders of all stripes whose involvement in the rigors of a town on the edge of frontier influences and molds all their lives: the cruelties of yellow fever and slavery, the wrenching choices of Civil War and Reconstruction, murder, alcoholism, and the devastation wrought by the hurricane of 1886.


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