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The Primrose Ring   By: (1880-1970)

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The Primrose Ring by Ruth Sawyer is a heartwarming and delightful story that transports readers to a bygone era. Set in early twentieth-century New York City, the narrative follows the lives of two young orphans, Tony and Jane, who find themselves thrown together in the most unexpected circumstances.

From the moment they meet, Tony and Jane form a bond that is both enchanting and believable. Their journey takes them from the grim realities of the city streets to the idyllic countryside, as they navigate through a myriad of challenges and setbacks. Sawyer's characterization is truly remarkable, as she brings each of the characters to life through vivid descriptions and genuine emotions. Tony, with his mischievous nature, and Jane, with her kind heart and unwavering determination, are characters that readers will undoubtedly root for throughout the book.

What sets The Primrose Ring apart is the author's ability to capture the essence of a bygone era. Sawyer's meticulous attention to detail is evident in her vivid portrayal of the early twentieth-century New York City, enabling readers to immerse themselves fully in the setting. The book transports us to a time when horse-drawn carriages still roamed the streets and the concept of modern technology was still in its infancy.

The story itself is a blend of adventure, mystery, and romance, making it a captivating read for readers of all ages. Alongside the main plot, there are also subtle themes of friendship, loyalty, and the importance of resilience in the face of adversity. Sawyer presents the struggles of the characters in a sensitive and empathetic manner, making their triumphs all the more satisfying.

One of the highlights of The Primrose Ring is Sawyer's elegant prose. Her writing is imbued with a lyrical quality that enchants readers and keeps them engaged from page one. The author's rich descriptions effortlessly evoke the sights, sounds, and emotions of the characters, painting a vivid picture in the reader's mind.

Overall, The Primrose Ring is a delightful and heartwarming novel that will captivate readers of all ages. Ruth Sawyer's skillful storytelling and her ability to transport readers to another time make this book a captivating read. The characters are endearing, the setting is beautifully depicted, and the plot is engaging. Whether you are looking for a charming tale of adventure or simply want to escape into a different world, The Primrose Ring is a book that is sure to leave you satisfied.

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Harper & Brothers Publishers New York & London



The Little Mother this book in memory of the Primrose Ring she wove for me once on a time


DEAR PEOPLE, Whoever you are and wherever you may be when you take up this book I beg of you not to feel disturbed because I have let Fancy and a faery or two slip in between the covers. You will find them quite harmless and friendly and very eager to become acquainted.

Furthermore, please do not search about for Saint Margaret's; it does not exist. I shamelessly confess to the building of it myself, using my right of authorship to bring a stone from this place, and a cornice from that, to cap the foundation I discovered long ago when I was a child. In a like manner have I furnished its board of trustees. Do not misjudge them; remember that when one is so careless as to let Fancy and faeries into a book she is forced to let the stepmothers be unkind and the giants cruel.

I should like to remind those who may be forgetting that Tir na n'Og is the land of eternal youth and joyousness the Celtic "Land of Heart's Desire." It is a country which belongs to us all by right of natural heritage; but we turned our backs to it and started journeying from it almost the instant we stepped out of our cradles... Continue reading book >>

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