Book Description: Californiaâ€™s citrus industry owes a huge debt to the introduction of the navel orange treeâ€”in fact, to two trees in particular, the parent trees of the vast groves of navel oranges that exist in California today. Those trees were planted by a woman named Eliza Lovell Tibbets. Born in Cincinnati in1823, Elizaâ€™s Swedenborgian faith informed her ideals. Surrounded by artists and free thinkers, her personal journey took her first to New York City, then south to create a better environment for newly freed slaves in racially divided Virginia, and onward to Washington, DC, where she campaigned for womenâ€™s rights. But it was in California where she left her true mark, launching an agricultural boom that changed the course of Californiaâ€™s history. Elizaâ€™s story of faith and idealism will appeal to anyone who is curious about US history, womenâ€™s rights, abolitionism, Spiritualism, and Californiaâ€™s early pioneer days. Follow Eliza through loves and fortunes lost and found until she finally finds her paradise in a little town called Riverside.