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The Passion of Dellie O'Barr
by Cindy Bonner
Everybody in McDade has always thought of Dellie O'Barr as "the good little sister"--until she falls urgently in love with Populist rabble-rouser Andrew Ashland. For his love, Dellie tosses aside her own status--a privileged life and perfect reputation--burns down a local store that denies Populists credit and leaves her rich husband to chase after her lover when he disapp ...more
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This book is spin of rebellion, adultery, and passion. On a constant roller coaster, Dellie slowly begins to reach out of her shell and do things her father would disown her for. Anyone is typically against adultery, but the way it happens makes you feel the way she feels, knowing it's wrong. Yet the words and emotions running through her makes you support whatever choice she chooses. The novel take my breath away with how much knowledge and passion Dellie holds within herself, and when it's out ...more
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“And I don't believe in such a thing as "happily ever after". There's only happily every now and then. I find the hardest trick is to recognize the now-and-thens, and to bask in them when they come. Happiness is a choice we make, like how to wear our hair, or having coffee with breakfast and tea at night.”More quotes…