Ladies of MissalonghiPaperback
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- Publisher: AVON BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
- Publication date: 1 May 1991
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0380704587
- ISBN 13: 9780380704583
- Sales rank: 68,274
Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain, shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of near poverty at Missalonghi, her family's pitifullysmall homestead in Australia's Blue Mountains. But It's a brandnew century-the twentieth-a time for new thoughts and boldnew actions. And Missy Wright is about to set every self-righteous tongue in the town of Byron wagging. Because she hasjust set her sights on a mysterious, mistrusted and unsuspectingstranger ... who just might be Prince-Charming in disguise.
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By Lucas 05 Mar 2012
This is set in Australia, post WW1. There were many spinsters at that time, as so many young men were lost in the war. Missy is aged 33, and she finds her existence so drab through no fault of her own that she seizes her idea, chooses to disregard the deceit involved, and finds her happiness. I loved the ending, and if it's like a fairy-tale with the villains getting what they deserved, then that's fine with me.
This is a fine novel.
"A master Storyteller"--"Los Angeles Times" "Lovely, refreshing, sensitive, wise and triumphant"--"Publishers Weekly""Delicious.. it's old fashioned enough to have a happy ending. Only a churl wouldn't enjoy it."--"New York Daily News