This is the House

This is the House

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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552108154
  • 9780552108157

Review Text

The author tries for Scarlett, but in the overstuffed person of Molly Deems, of post-Revolution Cape Cod, she comes up with hot flash pink. Orphaned Molly, reared as a servant in the home of a kindly Quaker woman, Elizabeth Warden, blossoms early fore and aft, and marries in haste a rising young seaman, Elijah Merrick - just after being lured bedwards by handsome Isaac Warden. At first repelled when Elijah "has his way with her," she finally - in spite of a disciplinary beating - grows to love him as her social status improves and Elijah's riches and their children accumulate. But re-enter Isaac, and in Elijah's absence Molly experiences the Real Thing ("I am as a quaking leaf") before she discovers Isaac's true motivation. At the close, blasted by fate and disillusion (Elijah loses his fortune), the two face the future - together. While the events of the period detonate pleasantly in the background, this is easy, bosomy reading. (Kirkus Reviews)show more