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The Iron Woman

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Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Published May 17th 2012 (first published 1911)
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This was a hard book to get into. I just didn't like any of the characters. I won't say I hated them all (that's reserved for books like From Here to Eternity), but when you don't care about the characters, you don't care about the story.

What it essentially boils down to is a trio of childhood friends. (I'm not counting Nannie because she just wasn't very imporant.) Spoiled rich boy Blair gets engaged to mentally unstable Elizabeth while both are still in their teens. They break up before doing
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Emily-Jane Orford
Very typical style of early twentieth-century North American writing, much like L.M. Montgomery. It was pleasant enough to read, lots of good description, but the story seemed to go on and on with no real direction or plot. It was very much a moralistic story, also typical of the time. Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford, award-winning author of "The Whistling Bishop" and "F-Stop: A Life in Pictures".
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From Wikipedia:
Margaretta Wade Campbell was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (today a part of Pittsburgh) on February 23, 1857. Her mother died due to complications from the birth and she was left in the care of an aunt named Lois Wade and her husband Benjamin Campbell Blake.[1]

On May 12, 1880, she married Lorin F. Deland. Her husband had inherited his father's publishing company, which he sold in
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