Marianne rated it
A wonderful read! The story takes place in 1895, yet the theme is still alive in today’s world. I love that the author researched and included historical facts in this fictional story. It taught me a piece of history I did not know about. I’m passing this on to my college and high school daughters to read and learn from. Highly recommend it!
M.k. Neal rated it
No matter who you love, you should love this book. I read this book in paperback. This is a story of love, laws, judgement and compassion. No matter what time this story took place in, the sentiment of it should ring just as true in 2012 as it did in the 1800’s. The story is beautifully told of a woman who is not aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of the opposite sex and garners ridicule and disdain from her female counterparts, regardless of the kindhearted and selfless soul that she is. Without giving away too much of the story, I found the chronicling of the events where people were determined to pass judgement on her though many have sustained their own lives at the hands of her generosity, intriguing and thought provoking. The compassionate perspective of the author is apparent, and the fact that proceeds from the book are being donated to an animal shelter makes the book that much more worthy of a read. (less)