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Light O' the Morning   By: (1854-1914)

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Light O' the Morning by L.T. Meade is a captivating and heartwarming tale. Set in the enchanting landscapes of Scotland, this coming-of-age story takes readers on a lyrical journey filled with mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance.

The book introduces us to the charming and spirited heroine, Sheila Stewart, whose innate curiosity and free-spirited nature make her instantly endearing. Sheila's world is turned upside down when she learns of a family secret that has remained hidden for years, a secret that intertwines her fate with the ruggedly handsome Norman Darcy.

Meade skillfully weaves an intricate plot that keeps readers guessing until the very end. As Sheila embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about her ancestry, she finds herself entangled in a web of dark secrets and forgotten histories. The author’s meticulous attention to detail creates a vivid and immersive backdrop, effortlessly transporting readers to the hauntingly beautiful Scottish countryside.

What truly sets this book apart is the depth and complexity of its characters. Sheila's relentless determination, coupled with her vulnerability, makes her a relatable and inspiring protagonist. Meade skillfully explores themes of identity, family, and self-discovery, drawing readers into the emotional turmoil of the characters' lives.

The supporting cast is equally well-developed, with each character bringing a unique dynamic to the narrative. Norman Darcy, in particular, emerges as a compelling figure, simultaneously brooding and charismatic. The slow-burning romance between Sheila and Norman adds an extra layer of intrigue to the already engrossing plot.

Meade's elegant prose evokes a sense of place and time, painting vivid pictures of the Scottish countryside and immersing readers in its atmospheric beauty. Her descriptive language effortlessly captures the essence of rural life, from the rolling hills and misty moors to the cozy cottages and close-knit communities.

At its core, Light O' the Morning is a tale of resilience, love, and the power of self-discovery. It beautifully showcases the strength of the human spirit and the importance of embracing one's true identity, even in the face of adversity. Meade's writing is a breath of fresh air, and readers will find themselves transported to a bygone era, rooting for the characters every step of the way.

In conclusion, Light O' the Morning is a captivating and beautifully crafted novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, romance, and mystery. L.T. Meade's skillful storytelling and rich characters make this book an absolute delight to read. Whether you are drawn to tales of adventure, longing, or self-discovery, this enchanting novel is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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LIGHT O' THE MORNING

The Story of an Irish Girl

BY

L. T. MEADE

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. NORA

II. "SOME MORE OF THE LAND MUST GO"

III. THE WILD MURPHYS

IV. THE INVITATION

V. "I AM ASHAMED OF YOU"

VI. THE CAVE OF THE BANSHEE

VII. THE MURPHYS

VIII. THE SQUIRE'S TROUBLE

IX. EDUCATION AND OTHER THINGS

X. THE INVITATION

XI. THE DIAMOND CROSS

XII. A FEATHER BED HOUSE

XIII. "THERE'S MOLLY"

XIV. BITS OF SLANG

XV. TWO LETTERS

XVI. A CHEEKY IRISH GIRL

XVII. TWO DESCRIPTIONS

XVIII. A COMPACT

XIX. "SHE WILL SOON TAME DOWN"

XX. STEPHANOTIE

XXI. THE ROSE COLORED DRESS

XXII. LETTERS

XXIII. THE BOX OF BON BONS

XXIV. THE TELEGRAM

XXV. THE BLOW

XXVI. TEN POUNDS

XXVII. ADVENTURES AND HOME AGAIN

XXVIII. THE WILD IRISH

XXIX. ALTERATIONS

XXX. THE LION IN His CAGE

XXXI. RELEASE OF THE CAPTIVE

XXXII. ANDY

XXXIII. THE CABIN ON THE MOUNTAIN

XXXIV. A DARING DEED

XXXV. THE COT WHERE HE WAS BORN

XXXVI. "I'M A HAPPY MAN"

CHAPTER I.

NORA.

"Why, then, Miss Nora "

"Yes, Hannah?"

"You didn't see the masther going this way, miss?"

"What do you mean, Hannah? Father is never at home at this hour."

"I thought maybe " said Hannah. She spoke in a dubious voice, backing a little away.

Hannah was a small, squat woman, of a truly Irish type... Continue reading book >>




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