Eugenia Meijer was frustrated. She was convinced her mother hated her and she could not get along with her sisters. She knew she would never accept the rigid requirements of social life in Philadelphia. When she learned that young men in the Mississippi Territory were looking for brides to bring a touch of elegance to their plantation lives, she could hardly wait to take the next flatboat to Natchez. After all, it was 1812 and at fifteen years old, she was a grown woman living in modern times. What could possibly go wrong? My Mother’s Daughter is Betty Stolarek’s (pen name Rebecca Thaddeus) second novel. Like her first novel, One Amber Bead, the book takes readers into the lives of remarkable women living in earlier times. Join her for a signing reception in the Artworks Painted Turtle Gallery at 5:00pm, with a reading from My Mother’s Daughter at 5:30.