Category Archives: Romance

My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, Son of Flicka & Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O’Hara (1940 – 1946)

My Friend Flicka   Ken is a daydreamer.  When he should be helping with the horses, he’s staring at the clouds.  When homework is due, he’s dreaming of the colt he hopes his father will one day give him.  But his … Continue reading

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The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells (1885)

I think we can all agree that part of the American Dream is the possibility of a Rags to Riches story for anyone.  The Rise of Silas Lapham, written over 100 years ago, follows just such a success story. Silas … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly (1942)

Despite the very up-to-date cover art of Seventeenth Summer, this sweet teenage romance was written over 70 years ago! Angie is a good girl who helps around the house and weeds her mother’s garden.  It’s the summer before she leaves … Continue reading

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