Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emily's Ghost, by Denise Giardina

This was a fun book to read.  Just nice, really.  I'm a big fan of the Bronte sisters, owning and having read all of their books.  It was nice to read a story of what their lives may have been like.  I wonder, as I read this, how much of it was fact, like certain instances that occurred or certain characters they came in contact with...

Although, like most books of theirs, the ending wasn't as one would hope, a bit of happiness tinged with mostly sadness.  But, it was just nice to lose myself in a time period I would've been most happy in.  I love how these girls wanted love, and not just to be married for money or convenience.  I love their strength in character, how they didn't fit what society deemed "proper" and how they embraced that.  I love how they dared to be individuals.

Like Jane Austen or even Louisa May Alcott, the Bronte's are some of my favorite long-since-gone authors.  To see how each of their individual novels may have been inspired just adds to the general romantic feel of their stories.

It really was just a nice book to read.  (Now I want to read Jane Eyre again!)  :) 

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