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The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins
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The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins is a touching and uplifting story about a young orphan named Gertie. The novel follows Gertie's journey from a lonely and neglected child to a brave and compassionate young woman who finds purpose and happiness in helping others.

Cummins' writing is beautifully descriptive, bringing the streets of Boston and the characters to life with vivid detail. The story is heartwarming and inspiring, showcasing the power of kindness, perseverance, and forgiveness.

The characters in the novel are well-developed and realistic, with Gertie especially standing out as a strong and relatable protagonist. Readers will find themselves rooting for her as she faces challenges and triumphs throughout the story.

Overall, The Lamplighter is a timeless tale of love, redemption, and the importance of community. It is a book that will stay with readers long after they have finished reading it, leaving them with a renewed sense of hope and gratitude.

Book Description:
Gertrude began life as an abused child in the care of Nan Grant, a cold and cruel woman. The only human character who was kind to her was the lamplighter, Truman Flint. When Nan, in one of her tantrums, threw Gertrude away from her house, he took her into his care. A few unforgettable people taught Gertrude everything that a young lady has to know. Almost everybody loves and admires Gertrude. But the one she loved best is Willie Sullivan. Will this love stay strong even after 6 years of separation? And will Gertrude, so admired and loved as she is, be happy - once in her life - for herself and not for others?

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