Oh, Money! Money!

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,755 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,002
mnybks.net#: 5744
Origin: gutenberg.org

The romance of a New England Cinderella and a Western millionaire. Poor Maggie, the heroine, will rank with "Pollyanna" and "David" as one of the most lovable characters Mrs. Porter has ever created.

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The man who owned twenty millions still smiled imperturbably.

"Oh, yes, I know what you mean, but I'm not crazy. And really I'm interested in genealogy, too, and I've been thinking for some time I'd go digging about the roots of my ancestral tree. I have dug a little, in years gone. My mother was a Blaisdell, you know. Her grandfather was brother to some ancestor of these Hillerton Blaisdells; and I really am interested in collecting Blaisdell data. So that's all straight. I shall be telling no fibs. And think of the opportunity it gives me! Besides, I shall try to board with one of them. I've decided that."

"Upon my word, a pretty little scheme!"

"Yes, I knew you'd appreciate it, the more you thought about it." Mr. Stanley G. Fulton's blue eyes twinkled a little.

With a disdainful gesture the lawyer brushed this aside.

"Do you mind telling me how you happened to think of it, yourself?"

"Not a bit. 'Twas a little booklet got out by a Trust Company."

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.07.22
Tina
*****

Really enjoyed this book -very funny and sweet.

Stanley Fulton has neither wife nor child, and is concerned about the inheritance of his wealth on his death. He decides to test his closest relatives, his cousins, to see how they would handle a relatively small inheritance, with the hope that one of them will show themselves fit to inherit the lot.

Accordingly, he makes arrangements for each of them to receive £100,000. In the meantime, under the guise of a genealogist researching the family history, he to the town where the cousins live. There he finds that there is another ‘cousin’, from the mother’s second marriage, whom everyone refers to as ‘poor Maggie’. As she’s not really his cousin, he doesn’t feel justified in including her in the gift, even though it’s obvious she’s the most in need of it.

The characters of the cousins and their families are very well drawn, and it’s pretty clear how they’re likely to deal with the money when it arrives. Sure enough, it brings out the best in some, the worst in others, but despite some being flawed, all the characters are likeable, and there’s a definite sense that they’ll all win through in the end.

It’s one of those books that ends just as it should. Excellent read


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