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Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work

Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work by L. Frank Baum
By: (1856-1919)

The novel carries forward the continuing story of the three cousins Louise Merrick, Beth De Graf, and Patsy Doyle, and their circle. The title is somewhat misleading; it could more accurately have been called Aunt Jane's Nieces in Politics. (Uncle John Merrick tells his nieces that politics is "work," which yields the title.)

The story begins three days after the end of the previous book, Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville; the freckled and red-haired Patsy still sports a sunburn from her summer in the Adirondacks. She and Louise have received letters from their "cousin" Kenneth Forbes, the young man who inherited Aunt Jane's estate in the first book of the series. Kenneth has become involved in politics: he is running as the Republican candidate for the local seat in the New York State legislature, but thinks he is going to lose to his opponent. The family decide to go all out to help Kenneth win the election...

First Page:

AUNT JANE'S NIECES AT WORK

BY

EDITH VAN DYNE

1909

LIST OF CHAPTERS

I MISS DOYLE INTERFERES

II THE ARTIST

III DON QUIXOTE

IV KENNETH TAKES A BOLD STEP

V PLANNING THE WORK

VI A GOOD START

VII PATSY MAKES PROGRESS

VIII THE HONORABLE ERASTUS IS ASTONISHED

IX OL' WILL ROGERS

X THE FORGED CHECK

XI A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

XII BETH MEETS A REBUFF

XIII THE BOOMERANG

XIV LUCY'S GHOST

XV SIGNS OF THE TIMES

XVI A CLEW AT LAST

XVII MRS. HOPKINS GOSSIPS

XVIII ELIZA PARSONS

XIX PATSY INDULGES IN EAVESDROPPING

XX PRICKING A BUBBLE

XXI THE "RETURNS" FROM FAIRVIEW

XXII THE AWAKENING

CHAPTER I

MISS DOYLE INTERFERES

"Daddy," said Patricia Doyle at the breakfast table in her cosy New York apartment, "here is something that will make you sit up and take notice."

"My dear Patsy," was the reply, "it's already sitting up I am, an' taking waffles. If anything at all would make me take notice it's your own pretty phiz... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 11, 2016
Definitely not my favorite story in the series. The pace of the plotline improves starting at about chapter 8. The focus of the story is pretty heavy on politics, but it does have a little mystery and romance.
Reviewer: - July 20, 2014
Subject: Review
Well I don't like being negative but this book was boring! Good narration but slow and not exciting at all.


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