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Samantha Hastings

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Samantha Hastings has degrees from Brigham Young University, the University of Reading (Berkshire, England), and the University of North Texas. She met her husband in a turkey-sandwich line. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she spends most of her time reading, eating popcorn, and chasing her kids. THE LAST WORD is her debut novel.

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Samantha Hastings Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell is the book that inspired this novel. I didn't know that she died before completing it. I was very disappoint…moreWives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell is the book that inspired this novel. I didn't know that she died before completing it. I was very disappointed by the editor's note at the end of the book, instead of a proper ending.

Other unfinished novels that I wish could have been completed before the author died, are Sanditon by Jane Austen and The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. Many other authors have tried to complete them, but it's not the same.(less)
Samantha Hastings Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell inspired my novel because she died before completing it and I never got read how the two main characters fina…moreWives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell inspired my novel because she died before completing it and I never got read how the two main characters finally got together. My favorite book by Gaskell is, North and South.

Middlemarch by George Eliot is my favorite of hers, with Silas Marner taking a distant second.

A Tale of Two Cities and Bleak House are my two favorite of Charles Dickens, although I've slogged through almost all of his books.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and I must admit that her other three books are not half as good.

I like Agnes Grey better than The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. I'm probably the only one who does.

The Warden by Anthony Trollope.

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