Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Posted by Dina N
Louise Watkins has her hands full. Her mother had been the town midwife, but when her daughter Alice died under her care, she refused to assist in a childbirth ever again. Since then Louise has assumed the work. She also takes care of Alice's six-year old, Charlotte, because the child's father was lost in World War I. But Louise's principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family's main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends a stranger ill with influenza, a man who has taken refuge in an old cabin in the woods nearby. Although badly scarred by wounds suffered in the War, he is strong and slowly recovers. When he gradually takes on odd jobs around the house, Louise accepts his help. She is drawn to him despite his disfigurement, and his voice is comforting, vaguely familiar...
Stay a Little Longer is a charming love story, masterfully written and moving. The story has everything: love and drama, loss and redemption, forgiveness and second chances, the good, the bad and the ugly. War and the scars it leaves on families is condemned without preaching. I felt emotionally involved in the plight of the characters, and enjoyed the book to the last page.
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