In the mid-nineteenth century, New York City’s Fourth Ward overflowed with poor, unhealthy, working class people. The slums located in the Fourth Ward were some of the worst in New York’s history only to be surpassed by the city’s Sixth Ward.
Filthy factories, brothels, and liquor stores lined every street. Of those people willing and/or able to work in factories most faced hazardous conditions, long working hours and extremely low wages. Many runaway girls were lured into a house of ill-reputed with the promise of safety . . . That is until their money ran out. Alcoholism reared its ugly self in the midst of all the sorrow of the Fourth Word. Husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, daughters, and sons using the vices of alcohol to try drowning out the realities of the Fourth Ward.
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Michele Morris was born and raised in Mid-Michigan. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for twenty-nine years. Their family includes, six children, three in-loves, and five grandchildren. They now live in beautiful Central Florida. When Michele isn’t spending time with her family, baking, homeschooling her youngest two children, or writing, she co-coaches a F.I.R.S.T. Robotics team and is involved in her local church. Michele writes Historical Romance and is polishing her first full length novel which takes place in the turbulent 1850’s. Look her up Twitter or Face Book and say "hi"!