Hetty's Strange History

Hetty's Strange History

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Hetty's Strange History by Helen Hunt Jackson

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1877

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orite friend, the desired guest. Presently, there came to be so many little Hetty Gunns in the village, that no young mother had courage to use the name more, however much she loved Hetty. Hetty used to say laughingly that it was well she was an only child, for she had now more nieces and nephews than she knew what to do with. Very dearly she loved them all; and the little things all loved her, the instant she put her arms round them: and more than one young husband, without meaning to be in the least disloyal to his wife, thought to himself, when he saw his baby's face nestling down to Hetty Gunn's brown curls,--

"I wonder if she'd have had me, if I'd asked her. But I don't believe Hetty'll ever marry,--a girl that's had the offers she has."

And so it had come to pass that, at the time our story begins, Hetty was thirty-five years old, and singularly alone in the world. The death of her mother, which had occurred first, was a great shock to her, for it had been a sudden and a painful death. But

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Hetty gets married later in life to a younger man. They are happy until she finds herself older looking than her husband and decides that he should be free to marry a younger and more beautiful woman who could give him children. She fakes her death and goes to Canada where she is eventually found. The beginning was okay but the story got increasingly farfetched and unbelievable.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - Patricia Barletta is an award-winning author of historical and paranormal romance fiction. After a fulfilling career teaching English Literature in high school, she decided to go back to school and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Stonecoast (University of Southern Maine). When she’s not at a yoga class doing her best downward dog, Patricia is usually tending her hydrangeas or hosting a brunch for her writing group. Patricia loves to travel and often finds the inspiration… Read more