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My Little Lady by E. Frances Poynter is a heartwarming and delightful tale that will captivate readers of all ages. Set in a charming English countryside, the story follows the life of a precocious young girl named Emily, who, despite her delicate health, possesses an indomitable spirit and insatiable thirst for knowledge.

From the very first page, it becomes clear that Poynter's writing style is infused with a rare combination of tenderness and wit. The author's vivid descriptions transport the reader into a world filled with lush green meadows, towering trees, and quaint cottages, creating a nostalgic atmosphere that is impossible to resist. The attention to detail is impeccable, allowing readers to effortlessly visualize the idyllic landscapes and envision themselves in the story.

Emily, the protagonist, instantly becomes an endearing character, capturing the hearts of readers from the outset. Her curiosity, bravery, and determination are truly inspirational, as she navigates the challenges and joys of her little world. Poynter skillfully portrays the complexities of childhood innocence, weaving a narrative that effortlessly balances moments of laughter, tears, and a dash of mischief.

One of the most striking aspects of this novel is the genuine relationships that blossom between the characters. Poynter explores the dynamics of love, friendship, and family with profound insight and sensitivity. The interactions between Emily and her caregiver, Miss Mason, are particularly touching, showcasing a deep bond that transcends societal norms and embraces the true essence of parenthood.

The pacing of the story is precise, building anticipation with each page, while still allowing for quieter contemplative moments. The various plot twists and turns are well-thought-out, gently urging the reader to continue along the enchanting journey. The narrative flows seamlessly, keeping readers engaged until the very last word.

While My Little Lady is primarily targeted at a younger audience, it possesses a universal charm that will undoubtedly resonate with readers of any age. Poynter expertly tackles themes of resilience, acceptance, and the transformative power of love, leaving a lasting impression on readers long after they have turned the final page.

Overall, My Little Lady is a tender and whimsical tale that possesses an undeniable magic. E. Frances Poynter's expert storytelling combined with her profound understanding of human emotions creates an unforgettable reading experience. This book is a true gem, a testament to the power of imagination and the resilience of the human spirit. It will undoubtedly leave you with a smile on your face and a renewed sense of wonder in your heart.

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Eleanor Frances Poynter is the author of My little lady (1871 novel), Ersilia (1876 novel), Among the hills (1881 novel), Madame de Presnel (1885 novel), The wooing of Catherine and other tales (1886), The failure of Elisabeth (1890 novel), An exquisite fool (1892 novel), Michael Ferrier (1902 novel); and translator of Wilhelmine von Hillern's The vulture maiden (Die Geier Wally) (1876) and Agn├Ęs Mary Duclaux (later Mrs James Darmesteter)'s Froissart (1895).

Two of her novels were translated in French: My little lady as Madeleine Linders (1873); and Among the hills as Hetty (1883).

The Saturday Review vol. XXX p. 794 comments My little lady as follows: "There are certain female characters in novels which remind one of nothing so much as of a head of Greuze, fresh, simple, yet of the cunningly simple type, 'innocent arch,' and intensely natural.... 'My Little Lady' is a character of this Greuze like kind.... The whole book is charming; quietly told, quietly thought, without glare or flutter, and interesting in both character and story,... and, if slight of kind, thoroughly good of its kind."





VOL. 1148.




Thy sinless progress, through a world By sorrow darken'd and by care disturbed, Apt likeness bears to hers through gather'd clouds Moving untouch'd in silver purity... Continue reading book >>

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