You’ll have to have an incontestable view of fate to find the story believable. This is the third of Garvice’s book I have read and they follow the same themes as most other good romances of the period, ending in blissful love, wealth, and title with the bad guys punished. If you’re like me and enjoy these love stories from 100 years ago, you’ll love this one too.
This was a wonderful romance and highly recommend it. The young couple are such good people that you look forward to every next page hoping it will bring their union and happiness. This is the second book I have read by Charles Garvice and I look forward to reading the rest his books.
This was a great story of good overcoming evil and finding true love. The ending was bitter sweet though, with the loss of an innocent life outweighing the happiness that usually comes at the end of a romance.
Smiles is a beautiful and engaging love story. It will take you through a gamut of emotion but mostly in keeping you misty eyed and happy. There are a couple unlikely scenarios which made the story less “real” to me like who leaves their 4 year old alone on shore in the forest while going into a river on canoe and what are the odds of moving to a new city and finding out one of your new best friends is actually a long lost sibling to you. Smiles is Eliot H. Robinson most famous work, and rightly so. It would be nice to find his other works such as the follow-up to this “Smiling Pass: Being A Further Account Of The Career of "Smiles," A Rose of…” scanned to eBook.