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Trudy Brasure is a hopeless romantic and a history enthusiast with a penchant for the Victorian Era.

The author began her own personal romance story with a whirlwind courtship. Her married life started in a picturesque colonial town on the coast of Massachusetts. She now resides in California, where she and her family endeavor to enjoy the beauty of nature whenever possible.


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Trudy Brasure Hi Jess, thanks for reading my books and for asking a question!
I was surprised to find that some people expected John to be broody and reserved even…more
Hi Jess, thanks for reading my books and for asking a question!
I was surprised to find that some people expected John to be broody and reserved even after he wins Margaret.
Except for the final three pages, Gaskell's John Thornton spends the entire book in some form of frustration due to Margaret's indifference or rejection of him. But he's hardly emotionally reserved, although he must suppress the expression of his feelings.
Thornton's longing for Margaret is intense. He aches to be able to touch her, to feel her arms around him. He can barely function at times for the desperate anguish he feels. This is a man who wants to love and be loved! I can't imagine his love for her being tepid or casual.
There are just too many instances in the original book that shows how intense John Thornton's emotions are. I haven't found a literary hero more passionately in love than John Thornton.
(I've also answered you at MoreThanThornton.com)(less)
Trudy Brasure I've begun writing a third variation. Thanks for your interest!
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When a story keeps lovers apart until the final few pages, it can be hard for readers to feel satisfied. Many of us wanted to see more--much more. But was the story complete up to those last few written words?

I wrote about Gaskell's ending at West of Milton exactly three years ago. (Lori's blog has some wonderful discussions. Check them out!) This week I'll be camping in northern California,so...

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Trudy Brasure made a comment in the group North & SouthGroup Read 2016 topic
" Mary Barton it is! Let's start mid-September. I'll post the few chapters open for discussion on September 12th.
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" Oh wow. Ok, I'll wait until I'm ready for a tear-jerker. I'll take something more light and fluffy on our camping trip. :) "
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This is my first Neil Gaiman, and I think I need time to digest what I just read. It's the strangest book I've ever read--full of fantastical anomalies and the verging of different worlds. But in the middle of all of the freaky accumulation of events ...more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
“Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
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The setting (Venice) and the cast of characters--a group of runaway children, make this a memorable story. It was an enjoyable book for our family's nightly read aloud story.
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“She felt the burden of loneliness lift from her, unaware that she had long been wearing it's mantle.”
Trudy Brasure, A Heart for Milton: A Tale from North and South

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Elizabeth Gaskell: Would any reccomend a good continuation of North and South? 18 86 Sep 27, 2015 07:44PM  
“Margaret was not a ready lover, but where she loved she loved passionately, and with no small degree of jealousy.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time; but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,—to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“My dear girl, you don't consent to an abduction! You consent to an elopement, and I knew you wouldn't do that.”
Georgette Heyer, Black Sheep

“Well, He had known what love was-a sharp pang, a fierce experience, in the midst of whose flames he was struggling! but, through that furnace he would fight his way out into the serenity of middle age,-all the richer and more human for having known this great passion.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“Indeed! I am truly glad to hear it. I always always fond of Osborne; and, do you know, I never really took to Roger; I respected him and all that, of course. But to compare him with Mr. Henderson! Mr. Henderson is so handsome and well-bred, and gets all his gloves from Houbigant!”
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