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Faithful Margaret is a captivating novel written by Annie Ashmore. Set during the Victorian era, it provides a unique perspective on the challenges faced by women of that time.

The story revolves around Margaret, a young woman born into a modest family. Despite her humble background, Margaret possesses a strong spirit and unwavering determination. From an early age, her dreams extend beyond the constraints of her social status, prompting her to break societal norms and find her own path.

Ashmore expertly crafts Margaret's character, making her relatable and inspiring. Her portrayal of a woman striving for independence and refusing to conform to societal expectations is empowering. Readers will find themselves rooting for Margaret as she faces numerous obstacles throughout her journey.

The author skillfully weaves in historical elements, engulfing readers in the rich tapestry of the Victorian era. The attention to detail transports readers back in time, allowing them to experience the struggles and triumphs alongside Margaret.

Throughout the novel, Ashmore also explores themes such as love, family, and the role of women in society. The complex relationships Margaret forms with the people around her add depth to the story, making it even more engaging. The dynamic between Margaret and her loved ones is characterized by loyalty, sacrifice, and unexpected twists.

Ashmore's writing style is elegant, capturing the essence of the era while remaining accessible to contemporary readers. The pacing of the story keeps the reader engaged, with well-timed suspense and surprising moments that leave you eager to turn the page.

One minor criticism is that at certain points the narrative becomes slightly predictable, and some plot turns could have been further developed for a more fulfilling reading experience. However, this does not detract significantly from the overall quality of the novel.

In conclusion, Faithful Margaret is a beautifully written historical fiction novel that transports readers to a different time and place. Annie Ashmore's intricate storytelling and well-developed characters make this a highly recommended read. Margaret's journey serves as a reminder to all readers of the power of perseverance and the importance of staying true to oneself despite societal pressures.

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FAITHFUL MARGARET.

A Novel.

ROBERTSON'S CHEAP SERIES

POPULAR READING AT POPULAR PRICES.

BY ANNIE ASHMORE.

"Vengeance for any cruel wrong Bringeth a dark renown; But fadeless wreaths to her belong Who calmly bears it down; Who, scorning every mean redress, Each recreant art abjures, Safe in the noble consciousness, She conquers who endures ."

TORONTO: J. ROSS ROBERTSON, CORNER KING AND BAY STREETS.

1880.

FAITHFUL MARGARET.

CHAPTER I.

A DYING WOMAN'S COMMAND.

She was dying good old Ethel Brand, the mistress for half a century of the hoary castle which stood like an ancient cathedral in the midst of the noble estate in Surrey, Seven Oak Waaste.

No need now of these whispering attendants, and that anxious little physician; she would not trouble them more. No need for these grim medicine vials, marshaled upon the little table near her couch; she was past mortal needs or mortal help; her face, set in cold repose, seemed glistening with supernal light, while waiting for the fatal kiss of death.

And over her bent a woman, breathless, pulseless, motionless, as if carved from stone, listening, with straining ear, for each slow, rattling breath; watching, with great, glistening eyes, for each darkening shadow over the noble face Margaret Walsingham... Continue reading book >>




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