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A Maid of Many Moods   By: (1865?-1943)

A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard

A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard is a captivating novel that takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotions. The author skillfully explores the multifaceted nature of the main character, providing a fascinating glimpse into the complexities of the human psyche.

From the very beginning, it is clear that this novel is not your typical romantic tale. Sheard takes a refreshing and unexpected approach, delving deep into the inner turmoil and conflicting emotions experienced by the protagonist. The character development is superb, as readers witness the evolution of a young woman struggling to find her place in society.

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to evoke a wide range of emotions in her readers. One moment, you will feel a sense of heart-wrenching sadness as the main character faces adversity and setbacks. The next, you are filled with hope and elation as she overcomes obstacles and finds moments of happiness.

The writing style is elegant and descriptive, transporting readers to the various settings and immersing them in the story. Sheard's attention to detail is impeccable, painting vivid scenes with her words and making each page come alive.

Moreover, A Maid of Many Moods explores timeless themes such as love, loss, and self-discovery. While it is a period piece, the themes and emotions conveyed are universally relatable, ensuring that the story resonates with readers of all backgrounds.

One minor drawback is that at times, the pacing feels a bit slow. However, this is a minor quibble when considering the overall quality of the novel. The depth of the characters and the emotional journey they take more than make up for it.

In conclusion, A Maid of Many Moods is a must-read for those seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally charged novel. Virna Sheard's masterful storytelling and her exploration of the complexities of the human experience make this book an unforgettable and meaningful read.

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[Illustration: Cover art]

[Frontispiece: "Debora! What is it? What hath come to thee?"]

[Illustration: title page art]







Copyright, 1902, By James Pott & Co.

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

First Impression, September, 1902


"Debora! What is it? What hath come to thee?" . . . Frontispiece

"Thou'lt light no more"

She followed the tragedy intensely

"I liked thee as a girl, Deb; but I love thee as a lad"

"It breaks my heart to see thee here, Nick"

Darby went lightly from one London topic to another


[Illustration: Chapter I headpiece]


It was Christmas Eve, and all the small diamond window panes of One Tree Inn, the half way house upon the road from Stratford to Shottery, were aglitter with light from the great fire in the front room chimney place and from the many candles Mistress Debora had set in their brass candlesticks and started a burning herself. The place, usually so dark and quiet at this time of night, seemed to have gone off in a whirligig of gaiety to celebrate the Noel tide.

In vain had old Marjorie, the housekeeper, scolded. In vain had Master Thornbury, who was of a thrifty and saving nature, followed his daughter about and expostulated... Continue reading book >>

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