In the midst of it all, the Harvey Girls provided service with a smile in surroundings that were hard to beat.
The luxury of the hotel at that time was unsurpassed by few. Fred Harvey spared no expense at enriching the traveler's expectations. Rambling porches that offered views of the canyon and comfortable rooms filled the Hotel with guests. The hotel still looks the same as it did over one hundred years ago and the waitresses still wear the famous Harvey Girl uniform. If you are near the Grand Canyon or the town of Williams, Arizona, make it a point to stop by this piece of American history.
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My second Harvey Girl book, An Unconventional Lady, takes place at the El Tovar Hotel.
ANNIE ROLLINS LONGS FOR ADVENTURE
With her split skirts and modern hairdo, Annie challenges Dallas's old-fashioned notions of what makes a lady. To his surprise, he finds her delightful, until he learns she has no interest in settling down. Dallas is ready to win her heart, but is Annie willing to fall in love?
Multi-published and Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013 and 2014 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com