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Arthur L. Martin
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Lucinda longs for intimacy, with her natural desire to be touched often commanding her attention. Instead of fulfilling her desires, she remains fearful of love, and in turn, fearful of happiness in this world. Given that she has lived most of her young adult life in the shadow of a dark secret, the prospect of happiness remains a distant hope. Suddenly, on July 4th, 1840, ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published July 24th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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M.J. Fleming
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the opportunity to meet Arthur Martin at a local author event. His book is based on the most amazing story. In his attic in Millbury, Massachusetts, he found a trunk, and in that trunk was a letter from a miss Lucinda Bixby dated 1840. The letter is entitled 'Happiness' and it speaks to man's foolish pursuit of happiness in earthly forms and instead she implores the reader to look to the heavens and find happiness in God. Arthur took this letter and with meticulous research created a ...more
Jeff Raymond
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book by a local author in these parts, and has some local interest.

Summer of 1840 is an interesting historical romance combining the author’s love of old dance and the history of the Millbury/Sutton region to bring together a story that has a lot of Easter eggs for local readers while telling a fairly engaging love story along the way. Self-published, it’s been given a good editorial eye and the overall package is pretty great, and I really have few complaints about the whole thing.
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