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Daddy's Girl   By: (1854-1914)

Daddy's Girl by L. T. Meade

Daddy's Girl by L. T. Meade is a captivating piece of work that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the life of its young protagonist. The story revolves around the complex relationship between father and daughter, exploring themes of loyalty, trust, and the strength of family bonds.

Meade's writing style is engaging and evocative, effortlessly transporting readers to the Victorian era. The descriptions are vivid, painting a clear picture of the characters' surroundings and bringing them to life. The author's attention to detail adds depth to the narrative, immersing readers in the story and allowing them to connect with the characters on a deeper level.

The character development in Daddy's Girl is truly exceptional. The protagonist's growth throughout the novel is evident, as she faces a series of challenges and transforms from a naive young girl into a determined and resilient young woman. Meade beautifully portrays the emotional turmoil and internal conflicts that shape her journey, making her a relatable and endearing character.

Moreover, the dynamics between the characters are well-crafted, leaving readers guessing about their true intentions or hidden agendas. The suspense is expertly woven into the plot, creating an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery that keeps readers eagerly turning the pages. The pacing is well-balanced, building up tension gradually and delivering unexpected twists and turns that keep readers on their toes.

One aspect that particularly struck me about Daddy's Girl is how it delves into the societal expectations placed upon women during that time period. Meade tactfully explores gender roles and challenges the traditional norms, highlighting the strength and intelligence of her female characters. This adds a layer of depth to the story and encourages readers to question and reflect upon the limitations imposed by society even in the present day.

Overall, Daddy's Girl is a compelling read that combines elements of mystery, suspense, and coming-of-age beautifully. L. T. Meade's ability to craft complex characters and portray their emotional journeys with such precision makes this novel a captivating choice for those who enjoy historical fiction with a hint of mystery. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking an engaging and thought-provoking read.

First Page:

DADDY'S GIRL

BY L. T. MEADE

Author of "A Very Naughty Girl," "Polly, A New Fashioned Girl," "Palace Beautiful," "Sweet Girl Graduate," "World of Girls," etc., etc.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me."

A. L. BURT COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 52 58 DUANE STREET, NEW YORK.

[Illustration: DADDY'S GIRL. Frontispiece. ]

DADDY'S GIRL.

CHAPTER I.

Philip Ogilvie and his pretty wife were quarrelling, as their custom was, in the drawing room of the great house in Belgrave Square, but the Angel in the nursery upstairs knew nothing at all about that. She was eight years old, and was, at that critical moment when her father and mother were having words which might embitter all their lives, and perhaps sever them for ever, unconsciously and happily decorating herself before the nursery looking glass.

The occasion was an important one, and the Angel's rosebud lips were pursed up in her anxiety, and her dark, pretty brows were somewhat raised, and her very blue eyes were fixed on her own charming little reflection.

"Shall it be buttercups, or daisies, or both?" thought the Angel to herself.

A box of wild flowers, which had come up from the country that day, lay handy. There were violets and primroses, and quantities of buttercups and daisies, amongst these treasures... Continue reading book >>




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