Happy House

Happy House

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Happy House by Jane Abbott

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1920

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200

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Happy House

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4.5
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"There is something of Louisa May Alcott in the way Mrs. Abbott unfolds her narrative and develops her ideals of womanhood; something refreshing and heartening for readers surfeited with novels that are mainly devoted to uncovering cesspools." --Boston Herald.

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d of it," she declared.

"I believe it's mine! I have some relatives--or did have--a great aunt or something, who lived near a place like that way up on North Hero Island. I'd forgotten all about them. Open it, Claire, and let's see what it is."'

"You never told us about any aunt on any North Hero Island! It sounds like a romance, Anne," accused Nancy, who thought she knew everything about her friend.

Anne laughed. "I don't wonder you think so. I just barely remember father speaking of her. Read it, Claire!"

Claire had seized the letter and opened it. "It is signed 'Your loving aunt.' Isn't it the most ridiculous mystery? Why couldn't it have been something else besides an aunt!"

"Well, I'm awfully afraid it is for me. We never could both have aunts on North Hero Island. Go on, blessed child--I'm prepared for the worst!"

Claire rose dramatically.

"My dear Niece," she read, adding: "I want you to know, Anne, that she h

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Really charming -- great characterizations and a lovely story that moves right along.

Two college chums, both named Anne Leavitt, have just graduated when a letter comes inviting one to visit a long lost, elderly maiden aunt, who has reluctantly decided to end a longstanding family feud. But whose aunt is it? The likeliest candidate already has summer plans, so the other goes in her stead, bringing light and youth into a staid, grim household, but as time goes on, she becomes fond of the people and place and feel increasingly guilty about her deception -- not least because of a young man she comes to know.

Toward the end, the transformations Anne works and the coincidences around her start to pile up unbelievably, but it's lovely reading anyway.

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