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I do kinda love Biblical fiction. Talks about the many wives of the great patriarchs of the Hebrew Bible, most specifically those of Jacob and, especially, Rachel and Leah. Another great look into the culture of the time and provides interesting (if, perhaps, unfounded) characterizations of big players (see: Rachel, Leah, etc.) of the Hebrew Bible.
** spoiler alert ** All of a sudden heard a lot about this, and I figured it was a fitting next step after "Devil in the White City." (Small parts dovetail nicely with the Sullivan details in "Devil.") Chances are, if you are familiar with Spring Green, Wisconsin, you know the disturbing details of the end Mamah Borthwick's life. That was ... not pleasant. But, the rest of the book paints such a vivid picture of FLW and Borthwick, of the time and places they were in, I would recommend it. There is a romantic tinge to it all, since it's about FLW and Borthwick's romance, but it's not a bodice-ripper or anything. A very quick, interesting read. Great historical fiction.
So here's what I want to know: why didn't the deputy take the whistle to one of his upcoming appointments, like the safety lesson at the school? Oh that's right, then the plot would fall apart. :^)
This book found in the juvenile section of my library is about a family of four who are struggling with the sudden death of their mother. The father decides to take a one-year job in Wales. The two youngest children Becky, 10 years old, and Peter, 12 years old, have to go with him. The book starts when 15 year old Jen arrives for a Christmas visit. She finds her father spending most his time at work or locked in his study and Peter unhappy and only wishing to be home. Shortly before Jen arrived Peter found a ancient harp key. That key has magical powers that allow Peter to see the life of Taliesin, a bard from the 6th Century. I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the gradual transformation of the grieving family. I've never been to Wales but I think it gave a good description of the area. Also it is a good look at life in the 1970's. This wasn't a fast book. It slowly builds and tells the story.