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Mistress Anne

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Irene Temple Bailey (1885-1953) was an American novelist and short story writer. Beginning around 1902, she was contributing stories to national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Cavalier Magazine, Cosmopolitan, American Magazine, McClure's, Woman's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, McCall's and others. In 1914, Bailey wrote the screenplay for the Vitagraph Stu ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published November 16th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1917)
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Feb 28, 2009 Jen rated it it was amazing
This was a cruise through the library, see an "old" book on the shelf, curiosity pick up.
In this book Anne has been raised for "better" society but do to poverty goes to work in a small village as a school teacher. Her loving guardian, her uncle, has tried to teach her many important truths, such as life is what you make it. She tries to impart these truths as well as manners, patriotism and of a love of learning to her village students.
The main part of the story is Anne's struggle to know
May 29, 2013 Lori rated it liked it
This is really, for me, somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. I enjoy the old fashioned story where everyone is where they should be in the end. Anne Warfield is the schoolteacher in a small country town who longs for adventure. Richard Brooks is the young doctor who longs to make a difference. Eve Chesley is the woman determined to marry Richard. I love that Miss Bailey doesn't make the choices between good and evil. They are choices about what is best for each individual. Dr. Brooks can make his co ...more
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Sep 02, 2015 Kathy Vincenz rated it really liked it
I liked Anne but not as much as other Temple Bailey heroines. I wouldn't say she really took charge of her life. Also, the plot is a bit contrived to get Anne and the hero together. But like all Temple Bailey novels, the novel is good, solid, and fun, and most of all, worth reading.
Sep 05, 2011 Doti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very much a 1910-type story, but a simple and pleasant read. Not much exictement, but strongly drawn characters.
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Mar 28, 2012 Sandra Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book and I know you will enjoy it.
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