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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
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Feb 14, 2009

it was amazing
Read in February, 2009

I loved this: 650 pages of joy the past few days.
This is the story of Molly Gibson, a girl living with her widower father in the 1820s. Molly is completely satisfied with her life, but her father is worried about Molly being motherless, and so marries again. Soon Molly, her new mother and sister, and the good friends, young men Roger and Osborne Hamley, go through a set of years filled with happiness, death, romance, and grief.
The characters have many weaknesses along with their strength, and are really quite amazingly real. The trials they have, and the difficulties they have because of their weaknesses are still so relevant today; you can sympathize with the characters.
The book goes at a relaxed pace, but it was delicious, and it never strayed from plot. The writing style I loved: I rate Gaskell with Austen and the Brontes!

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