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"From number 1 *New York instances* bestselling writer Johanna Lindsey comes a love tale as passionate and tumultuous because the outdated American West, approximately an heiress who discovers ardour within the hands of a Texas cowboy.Amanda and Marian Laton are exact twins yet they're as assorted as evening and day. Amanda is gorgeous yet nasty, and Marian is variety yet plain—purposely as a way to keep away from frightening her spiteful twin's jealousy. whilst their filthy rich father abruptly dies, the 2 lightly reared New England heiresses are despatched to stay with their aunt on a sprawling Texas ranch. There the twins meet Chad Kinkaid, the cowboy son of a neighboring rancher. Marian is thinking about Chad's rugged attractiveness and his sheer masculinity, yet she is aware that like several different guy she and her dual have met, he'll pursue Amanda, now not her. Chad is certainly beguiled by way of Amanda's good looks, yet quickly he starts off to work out past Marian's conscientiously developed dowdy façade. in contrast to the tame gents again East, after witnessing Marian's style for event, her humorousness and bravado within the face of threat, Chad unearths himself short of *her.* yet how can he, a guy who's only a cowboy with out fancy airs or urbane appeal, persuade her she's the single lady for him?

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This aspect of the transition is underwritten and encouraged by parents and teachers as they emphasize the need for girls to be more selfmotivated, self-reliant, and generally more autonomous—but in responsible ways. All of this is part of what Bellah, Madsen, Sullivan, Swidler, and Tipton (1985) refer to as "leaving home" and part of the processes of "individuation" according to psychologists. Thus in the cultural imagination of mainstream parents and their daughters, home is expected to diminish in significance as peer group influence increases.

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In particular, what can we learn from what girls said about what they did at home and who they were when there? Knowing how girls used home in formulating their identities should also tell us what they were becoming—not simply what they were told to become. The foregoing narratives make it clear that neither home nor school can be considered isolated sites of identity work; that is, each place influenced how girls thought about themselves in the other setting. Even when there was behavioral continuity at home, for example, playing Barbies, it no longer had the same meaning due to the dominance of the adolescent ethos at school.

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