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Patty Fairfield   By: (1862-1942)

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Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells is a delightful coming-of-age story that follows the adventures of the spirited and independent-minded Patricia Fairfield. Set in the early 20th century, this novel takes readers on a journey filled with charm, wit, and a touch of romance.

From the very first page, it is clear that Patty is no ordinary teenager. With her extraordinary zest for life, she constantly finds herself embarking on new experiences and uncovering hidden talents. Whether it's participating in amateur theatricals, solving mysteries, or even traveling abroad, Patty's enthusiasm and strong will make her an endearing and relatable protagonist. Her determination to follow her dreams and defy societal expectations make her a truly inspiring character for readers of all ages.

What truly sets this book apart is the author's ability to create a vivid and engaging world. Carolyn Wells masterfully brings to life the settings and characters, transporting readers to a bygone era. With vivid descriptions and a keen attention to detail, the book captures the essence of the time period, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the story and imagine a world filled with elegant parties, horse-drawn carriages, and grand adventures.

Furthermore, Wells weaves a charming love story throughout the narrative, adding a touch of romance and intrigue. Patty's romantic entanglements are filled with both excitement and uncertainty, making readers eagerly turn the pages to see how her heart's desires unfold. The author effortlessly captures the euphoria and confusion of first love, making readers reminisce about their own experiences with young love.

Additionally, the supporting characters in Patty Fairfield are just as endearing and memorable as the protagonist herself. From Patty's loyal friends to her loving family, each secondary character adds depth and richness to the overall story. Their unique personalities and interactions provide an emotional anchor for Patty as she navigates the challenges and triumphs of growing up.

However, despite its many strengths, one aspect that may disappoint some readers is the occasional predictability of the plot. While the journey itself is enjoyable, there are moments when the outcome feels somewhat foreseeable. Nevertheless, this does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story, as the vibrant characters and charming setting make up for any moments of predictability.

In conclusion, Patty Fairfield is a heartwarming and engaging novel that captivates readers from beginning to end. Carolyn Wells' exceptional storytelling abilities, combined with an unforgettable cast of characters, make this book an absolute pleasure to read. Whether you are seeking a nostalgic trip to a different era or simply looking for an inspiring tale of self-discovery, Patty Fairfield is a book that will leave you with a warm heart and a smile on your face.

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To My Little Friend




I. Her Father's Plan II. Traveling North III. New Friends IV. Villa Rosa V. A Minuet VI. Purple and Fine Linen. VII. A Sleigh Ride VIII. An Absent Minded Cousin IX. The Flemings X. Patty's Pranks XI. The Book Party XII. The Hurly Burly XIII. Home Made Music XIV. A Funny Family XV. The Lawn Party XVI. Unbounded Hospitality XVII. A Hurly Burly Fire XVIII. At Vernondale XIX. A Picnic XX. The Rescue XXI. A Reading Club XXII. A Welcome Guest

Patty Fairfield



"How old are you, Patty?" asked her father, abruptly.

"Fourteen, papa, why?"

"My conscience! what a great girl you're getting to be. Stand up and let me look at you."

Patty Fairfield, with two twists and a spring, brought herself to her feet, and stood awaiting her father's inspection.

He saw a slender, graceful girl, a Southern blonde of the purest type. Her pretty golden hair would gladly have hung in curly masses, but it was only allowed to have its own sweet will around her temples and at the end of a long thick braid. Her eyes were blue, deep and twinkly, and the rest of her face was as pretty and sweet as soft girlish contours and a perfect complexion could make it... Continue reading book >>

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