Wives and Daughters

Wives and DaughtersWives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Pam Morris
Published by Penguin Classics on May 30th 1996
Pages: 720
ISBN: 014043478X
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Whew! Finished! There is noting like not being able to renew a book and having to return it to the library to set a fire under me, which is what I needed with this book. This book was a STRUGGLE for me. I had a really hard time getting into it. It dragged and dragged in the beginning for me. After over 100 pages, it began to become enjoyable but I still had to force myself to read it. Honestly, it wasn’t until the Character of Cynthia came into the book, that I began to warm up to the book. This is a long book that ends abruptly due to the authors death. But in the book, we see a marriage, a step Mother who isn’t quite evil but isn’t quite warm and loving either, a tarnished reputation (Molly’s) when she attempts to get Cynthia’s letters back, a healed reputation, engagements, love, a secret marriage, death, and the aspect of new love. I ended up enjoying it but didn’t love it.