7. To See a Fine Lady by Norah Lofts (1946)
Length: 223 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 12 June 2009
Finished: 14 June 2009
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 8 June 2009
Why do I have it? I like Norah Lofts as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
This is the story of Araminta Glover, an eighteenth-century English dairy maid who falls in love with day laborer Jan. Although she loves Jan deeply, she can not picture herself living a happy life with him. She believes that falling in love with Jan will lead to the type of life her mother has led. Araminta moves on to work at another dairy farm and attracts the attention of a member of the local gentry. She also attracts the attention of Mrs. Stancy – a devilishly psychotic employer. Steeped in period detail and class conflicts, this is a rags-to-riches story set in eighteenth-century England. I loved this story and give it an A+!
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight