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Janet of the Dunes

Janet of the Dunes by Harriet T. Comstock
By: (1860-1925)

Janet of the Dunes is a charming novel set in the early 20th century on the shores of Lake Michigan. The protagonist, Janet, is a strong and independent young woman who lives a simple life in a small beach community. Her love for the natural world and her connection to the dunes that surround her home are beautifully portrayed throughout the story.

The author, Harriet T. Comstock, does an excellent job of capturing the beauty of the Michigan landscape and the quiet simplicity of Janet's life. The character development is strong, and readers will find themselves rooting for Janet as she faces challenges and navigates the complexities of her relationships with those around her.

One of the standout aspects of this novel is the lyrical prose that Comstock employs. The descriptions of the dunes, the lake, and the changing seasons are vivid and evocative, drawing the reader into Janet's world and immersing them in the beauty of her surroundings.

Overall, Janet of the Dunes is a delightful read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and nature writing. It is a poignant and insightful story that explores themes of love, loss, and the power of the natural world. Comstock's writing is both engaging and moving, making this novel a standout in its genre.

Book Description:
Known primarily for her children's books, Harriet T. Comstock would occasionally depart from that genre and showcase her writing talent in adult prose as well. Janet of the Dunes is one such departure wherein she masterfully takes us into the lives of the bold men and women who tended those life saving stations along the seaboard which many a ship relied upon for their safety. They were simple people, large of heart and as close-knit as a tiny community can and must ever be, and they, above all else, took their duties very seriously. The story revolves primarily around Janet and her "Cap'n Billy Daddy" and how their lives and their devotion to one another are touched by the others within the small circle of people of the dunes, the hills, and the light.


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 1, 2016
Subject: Janet of the Dunes
A rolicing little romance story excellently narrated by Roger Melin.


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