"Sixteen Brides" takes place during the Civil war era, about a group of women lured west by the promise of free land. What they didn't know was that the speculator (The man who lured them west) was more in the business of luring unsuspecting women west in hopes of them being willing to accept proposals and bring him more money from their "future husbands".
I loved reading about the different struggles of each woman, and how they showed themselves as strong, self-sufficient women who didn't need a man to make them complete and happy. I also love that this wasn't a typical romance/historical fiction, where it seems the only goal is to find a husband.
Definitely a book I'll be recommending!