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Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge   By: (1864-1942)

Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge by Mabell S. C. Smith

Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge by Mabell S. C. Smith is a charming coming-of-age story that takes readers on a delightful journey of self-discovery. Set in the early 20th century, this enchanting book follows the life of Ethel Morton, a young and spirited girl.

The story begins as Ethel's family decides to spend the summer at Sweetbriar Lodge, a beautiful estate located in a picturesque countryside. As Ethel explores her new surroundings, she soon finds herself embarking on adventures, making new friends, and discovering her own strengths and passions.

One of the book's strongest aspects is its well-developed characters. Ethel is a relatable and endearing protagonist whose growth throughout the story is both realistic and inspiring. The supporting characters, such as Ethel's friend Frances and her eccentric Aunt Marion, add depth and a touch of humor to the narrative, making the story even more enjoyable.

Mabell S. C. Smith's writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making it accessible to young readers. The author effortlessly transports readers back in time, capturing the essence of the early 1900s through her vivid descriptions of the era's fashion, manners, and social dynamics.

Moreover, the book touches on several important themes, such as friendship, family values, and the importance of self-belief. Ethel's journey of self-discovery resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us of the significance of staying true to ourselves and pursuing our dreams.

The plot is well-paced, with just the right balance of adventure, mystery, and heartwarming moments. As Ethel engages in various activities, including horseback riding, treasure hunts, and artistic pursuits, readers are kept engaged and eagerly turning the pages.

While Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge is the fourth book in the Ethel Morton series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. However, readers who have followed Ethel's previous adventures will find even greater enjoyment in reconnecting with this lovable character.

In conclusion, Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge is a charming and uplifting novel that will captivate readers young and old. Mabell S. C. Smith's delightful storytelling, relatable characters, and insightful exploration of self-discovery make this book a true gem. Whether you're a fan of historical fiction or simply looking for an engaging and heartwarming read, this book is a wonderful choice.

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The World Syndicate Publishing Company Cleveland, Ohio New York, N. Y.

Printed in the United States of America


CHAPTER PAGE I A New Craft 9 II Playing with Concrete 25 III The Club Selects the Benches 37 IV Christopher Finds a New Lodging 52 V The Law of Laughter 67 VI Spring All the Year Round 80 VII Closets and Stepmothers 94 VIII "Off to Philadelphia in the Morning" 104 IX Helen Distinguishes Herself 122 X The Land of "Cat fish and Waffles" 136 XI Lights and a Fall 150 XII In the Family Hospital 162 XIII A Golden Color Scheme 173 XIV At the Metropolitan 184 XV Preparations for the Housewarming 203 XVI Columbus Day 219 XVII The Parting Breakfast 234


"Carefully! O, do be careful, Ethel Brown! I'm so afraid I'll drop one of them!"

It was Ethel Blue Morton speaking to her cousin, who was helping her and their other cousin, Dorothy Smith, take Dicky Morton's newly hatched chickens out of the incubator and put them into the brooder... Continue reading book >>

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