Tzivia Adler
Tzivia Adler asked:

So confused about something, it's not super essential to the plot so I can't understand why it's even put in there! Saffy is cleaning out Junipers room on the day they are waiting for her to come home and finds and reads her diary describing her having sex with Thomas.... but that didn't happen until Juniper was in London and she never came home from then until this day so how did the diary get into Juniper's room?!

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Lis Carey Honestly, I think it's pretty clear, at least to me. Juniper, the most natural writer of the family except Raymond Blythe himself, wrote about her sexual fantasies about Thomas Cavill. Remember, they didn't have sex before London, but she did meet him before, at Milderhurst, and he was as near-naked as any early 20th century woman could see a man not her husband.

She had strong sexual feelings, and fantasies about Thomas Cavill. She wrote them down, convincingly enough that Saffy couldn't tell whether it was fantasy or realty (remembering that Saffy had no experience, either.)
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Pen&Quill Read I have not gotten to that point in the story yet but I'm glad I read your question that will definitely keep me reading. But when it comes to Kate Morton books there's often ALOT of unnecessary content in her books. One kind of wonders "Where was the editor"
Elizaveta Shagina Also confused me, but it seems Lis Carey is right. It was about her sexual fantasies.
Diane Was it sex she was describing or was it a feeling of wanting to be with him. I thought she had at least met him at that point. I read off kindle so it's not always easy to re-find sections.
Jeanna Hann Juniper specifically says (after she and Thomas had sex for the first time) that she had written about her sexual fantasies before. The diary showed those writings.
Carole Awakening sexual fantasies and feeling that she wrote down. Remember the source of interpretation was Saffy. She was not that sexually experienced - if at all.
Eva i wanted to post the same question...
Kelly Juniper wrote constantly, she had papers with writing on all over her room, in all those years she surely would have finished more than one diary and wouldn't have carried them all with her wherever she went...only the one she was using at the time I would think.
Melissa I had to read that section twice and I am still not sure what happened.
Joanne I also caught that - it's where the editor meets the road!
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