This book, "A Forbidden Boundary" is an "historical" fiction novel written by Shauna Springs. Set in 1902, this work details the interactions of a wealthy inestment banker and his unrelenting control over his family and its servants. As the publicity material states: "..it teaches that some things never change. There are still issues of racism, classism and women's rights. Sometimes you have to sacrifice everything, including family, to be with the one you love."
It tells what it must have been like in that time and place when the "female" portion of these United States really had no role other than to be at the beck and call of a domineering father or husband.
Mary Anne Winters, the main character, is an only child and is but two years old when her mother dies and she is at the beck and call of her father and his many servants. Realizing at a very early age that she must be strong in order to withstand her father's shortcomings, Mary Anne grows into a beautiful young woman who is determined to have a say in what she will do or won't do with her life.
But the story changes when she becomes of "marriage" age and her father is adamant that he will be the only one to make the selection of her future husband, because the man he finally selects, is not the man she has grown to love. And then the real story begins and the ending will both surprise and shock you, the reader.
Would/will I recommend this story to others? Absolutely!!!!
Shauna Springs immediately began working to support herself when she graduated highschool. She wants to promote the idea that, regardless of socioeconomic status, people can find happiness. "A Forbidden Boundary" is her first book. Springs currently lives in Marysville, Washington where she enjoys studying history and writing.
"A Forbidden Boundary"
By Shauna Springs
ISBN: 978-1-45252-300- 2