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Brother and Sister   By: (1897?-1978)

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Brother and Sister by Josephine Lawrence is a heartwarming and emotional tale of sibling love and sacrifice. Set in the early 20th century, the novel transports readers to a simpler time, where family values and loyalty are at the forefront.

The story revolves around the lives of two siblings, Tom and Sara. Orphaned at a young age, they are left to navigate the challenges of life on their own. Tom, the older brother, takes on the role of protector and provider for Sara, trying to shield her from the harsh realities of the world.

Lawrence paints a vivid picture of their struggles and triumphs, showcasing the bond between brother and sister as they face poverty, discrimination, and social injustice. The author's prose is incredibly engaging, drawing readers into the narrative and making them feel a part of the characters' lives.

What sets Brother and Sister apart is Lawrence's ability to delve deep into the emotional journeys of her protagonists. Tom and Sara are richly developed characters, each with their own dreams, desires, and flaws. As the story progresses, readers witness their growth and transformation, compelled to cheer them on through their trials and tribulations.

The novel also delves into larger societal issues, such as the gender roles and limitations imposed on women during this time period. Lawrence raises thought-provoking questions about the societal expectations placed on Sara and the choices she must make in order to secure her future.

One of the strongest aspects of Brother and Sister is Lawrence's attention to detail, particularly when describing the historical setting. The author seamlessly weaves in descriptive passages, capturing the essence of small-town life and evoking a sense of nostalgia for readers.

If there is one criticism, it would be that the pacing at times feels a bit slow, particularly in the middle portion of the book. However, this can be overlooked considering the depth and complexity of the characters and their relationships.

Overall, Brother and Sister is a beautifully written novel that tugs at the heartstrings and offers a glimpse into the power of familial love. Lawrence's storytelling captures the essence of sibling bonds, reminding us of the sacrifices we make for those we hold dear. This book is a must-read for anyone who appreciates a poignant story of resilience, hope, and the enduring strength of family ties.

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BROTHER AND SISTER

BY

JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE

AUTHOR OF

"BROTHER AND SISTER'S SCHOOLDAYS" "BROTHER AND SISTER'S HOLIDAYS"

BROTHER AND SISTER SERIES

BY JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE

1. BROTHER AND SISTER 2. BROTHER AND SISTER'S SCHOOLDAYS 3. BROTHER AND SISTER'S HOLIDAYS

BROTHER AND SISTER

CONTENTS

I. THE MORRISONS II. GRANDMA HASTINGS III. SISTER IN MISCHIEF IV. PARTY PREPARATIONS V. DICK'S BUTTONS VI. RALPH'S PRESENT VII. MORE PRESENTS VIII. THE PARTY IX. OUT IN THE BARN X. THE HAUNTED HOUSE XI. JIMMIE'S SURPRISE XII. A LITTLE SHOPPING XIII. A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT XIV. TWO IN TROUBLE XV. TROUBLE AGAIN XVI. MISS PUTNAM COMPLAINS XVII. MAKING UP WITH JIMMIE XVIII. MICKEY GAFFNEY XIX. A VERY SICK DOLL XX. PLANS FOR MICKEY XXI. BROTHER AND SISTER PAY A CALL XXII. MICKEY OWNS UP

BROTHER AND SISTER

CHAPTER I

THE MORRISONS

"Brother," said Mother Morrison, "you haven't touched your glass of milk. Hurry now, and drink it before we leave the table."

Brother's big brown eyes turned from his knife, which he had been playing was a bridge from the salt cellar to the egg cup, toward the tumbler of milk standing beside his plate.

"I don't have to drink milk this morning, Mother," he assured her confidently... Continue reading book >>




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