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The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth
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Mar 16, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, classics, victorian
Read from March 16 to May 13, 2011

A very entertaining and almost unknown classic about a kick butt heroine.

Cap was totally my type of heroine. She was fearless and headstrong, but also smart and cared about people. It was refreshing reading a Victorian novel with a heroine like Cap. No matter how many heart attacks she almost gave her guardian, Cap was always out on some sort of adventure. With a big imagination, Cap never let her size or gender hold her back. Whether it was trying to capture a bandit or tricking a dastardly villain or challenging someone to a duel, she never thought she couldn't do it.

The Hidden Hand was also hilarious. It had several laugh out loud moments, all of which occurred around the free-spirited Cap. The end of the book happened sort of fast and it had a typical happily ever after, but other than that, I loved it!
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Karla I loved the one Southworth book I've read - The Bride of Llewellyn. Great old mellerdwama.

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