History Alive: They Loved to Laugh
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This historical novel is set in the Carolinas during the 1830s, and bears the charm of far-off days. With beautiful descriptions, quaint speech, and touching dialogue, you'll be taken back in time!
Martitia Howland is a 16-year-old orphan who is accepted into a large Quaker family after the tragic death of her parents. As she works through her grief, she must also maneuver a new world of cooking, cleaning, weaving, farming, and teasing with the Gardners' five lively sons and one disapproving daughter. While her hands begin to learn unaccustomed skills, will she also learn the grace of heartfelt laughter?
Sarah Brazytis - Christian, Historian, Author. In that order.
"Stefan!" shouted Casimir. "What are you doing, out in the rain with that girl? Madman!"
As Stefan raised his head, Rozalia heard her aunt's bubbling laughter.
"Not a madman, Cass - a lover!"
"Same thing," said Casimir; but he put an arm around Anastasia where she stood holding the baby, and kissed her."— Sarah Brazytis