A fun story of an 11 year old boy and his antics, thoughts, and desires. I love the authorís line: "This is a boy's lot: anything he does, anything whatever, may afterward turn out to have been a crime-he never knows." The follow-up book is Penrod and Sam, I plan to read next. Despite being a story about a child, the reading level and entertainment is geared towards an adult reader. As is common in novels of that era, there are some terms that are considered disrespectful to African American, but the references are infrequent and two of Penrodís friends are black.
An excellent book I highly recommend reading. It is a good romance written in the same style as other good romances of that time period, relatively light-hearted and easy to read. The plot is excellent (I wonít narrate any of it so it will be fresh for you). Iíve only read a couple of Lockeís books, but this work put him on the same plateau with other great romantic authors of the period such as Wodehouse and Farnol, in my opinion.
A happy lighthearted romance and good happy ending. I havenít read much from Robert W. Chambers, but of what I have read so far has been excellently written, but has had weak story lines. Blue-Bird Weather is both well written and a good story, so I recommend reading.
The story of a poverty stricken poet and his eight gorgeous daughters. The poet orates on how having less is greater than having more, but reveals his true belief by trying to marry off his daughters to wealthy men. His plot fails as several of his daughters fall in love with average men.
The book is entertaining, and Iím jealous of the men these perfect women chose. The only downside was that the ending was quick and anticlimactic, almost as if the author hadnít thought of how to end this great story and just threw an ending in there. I wish the book was longer, I would have liked to hear more about these girls.