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The second of Maud Hart Lovelace s Deep Valley books tangentially related to er immensely popular ten installment Betsy Tacy series which is centered upon the same fictional Minnesota town Emily of Deep Valley was originally published in 1950 and depicts a year in the life of a young woman of 191213 Unlike Carney s House Party another of the Deep Valley books its eroine plays no part in the storyline of the main series and although Betsy Ray and Winona Root do make very brief appearances the story is the most independent of any of Lovelace s books that I ave read thus far only Winona s Pony Cart leftA uiet reserved girl Emily Webster always felt a little out of things particularly when it came to boys Included in all of er cousin Annette s parties she was well liked but not popular When the Class of 1912 graduated from Deep Valley High School and almost all of er peers Aeka headed off to college whether at the state university in Minneapolis West Point Military Academy or Vassar College in the east Emily was a little lost She loveder Grandpa Webster the kindly old Civil War veteran who Astiti Rahayu had raiseder and was Hard Limit happy to take care ofim but also longed to continue Fahrenheit 451 her education and to follow in the footsteps ofer Breaking News hero social reformer Jane AddamsBut as the saying goes When God closes a door somewheree opens a window and Emily soon found erself continuing er education less formally right in Deep Valley Learning about Abraham Lincoln while reading with The Charles M Russell Book her grandfather studying the poetry of Robert Browning in a small group set up with Miss Fowler and becoming involved in social reform througher friendship with the Syrian immigrants living in Deep Valley Emily was soon as active as she could Urla Dal Silenzio haveoped Despite the absence of so many of The Young Che Memories Of Che Guevara her friendser social also life began to improve as she attended some dances with Cab Edwards another Betsy Tacy favorite and formed a friendship with the new Deep Valley High School teacher southerner Jed WakemanEmily of Deep Valley offers an immensely engaging story in a setting I Diasporas Of The Modern Middle East Contextualising Community have come to love I found myself wondering as I read it whether it too was based on Maud Hart Lovelace s life I know most of the BetsyTacy books were or if Emily was a completely original creation In any case I loved the story I loved the characters and I appreciated some of the social observations from Grandpa s Webster s Civil War reminisces to the depiction of the mistrust and prejudice with which the Syriansad to contend If everything was wrapped up a little too easily thanks to Emily s immense debating talent I was nevertheless willing to go along This book To Fall In Love Again has a mood or presence that simply permeates it in a way that I expect is powerful for those who connect strongly to it The sense of isolation from your crowd of wanting to belong even while knowing it is impossible and worse existing on a fringe where you are accepted and welcome but still just that wee bit off is extremely strong in this book and conveyed with an understanding and depth that is very evocativeIad a couple problems connecting to the book though and not any of them the obvious ones Two problems to be specific First and most significantly Emily s experience is very close to my own but with an important and significant difference that made it difficult for me to relate Moving around as much as I did in my childhood meant that I know something of existence on the fringe So in that way it was very like But for whatever reason I just didn t care that much about being on the fringe and was content with doing my own thing So Emily s concerns are familiar and yet completely alien at the same time I think being that close and yet off kept me from connecting than if I ad been closer to the poles of POPULARITY AND YES I M CONSCIOUS OF HOW DEEPLY and yes I m conscious of ow deeply that is given the book is about being so close and yet offThe second problem is Don That guy was a complete poo and Emily s obsession with Up The Middle him diminisheder Further I think Lovelace showed exactly Police Encounters Security And Surveillance In Gaza Under Egyptian Rule how much it did so very clearly and that Emily couldn t see it was a little maddening He didn t deserve the time of day fromer and that she considered Say Uncle herself in love withim was simply silly And it persisted for freaking everThe book isn t Keats Hermeticism And The Secret Societies helped by the distance in time or view spoilerJed s way way too gentle courtship though can it really be a ship if it doesn t actually ever moveide spoiler Oh I love Emily What a sweet character She s warm and caring and possesses enough spunky spirit that she tries to overcome My Rock 3 her shyness in order to mingle not just to benefiterself but to benefit others too I could sympathize with The Pardoner S Tale her when she felt directionally lost I appreciatedow Lovelace showcased a beautiful lesson ere cheered er on while she worked at self discipline and I was in anxious anticipation as to which man would Win Her HeartI Thoroughly her The Lisbon Earthquake Of 1755 Representations And Reactions heartI thoroughly reading this Deep Valley book and lovedow Lovelace worked in my favorite characters from the Betsy Tacy books CleanlinessProfanityMild Obscenities Substitutions 16 Incidents sergeant gives you Billy Hll eck Bully darned darn pooh dickens shucksReligious Profanities 14 Incidents Gosh Gee Thank God Gee whiz Oh Lord ye Gods Be GorrahHeaven knows thank goodnessDerogatory Terms 4 Incidents cock of the walk DagoSexual ContentLust 2 Incident Emily as Guardians Team Up Vol 1 Guardians Assemble had a crush on a young man iner igh school for many years now Girls discuss some of the merits of some of the igh school boys they many years now Girls discuss some of the merits of some of the The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall high school boys they OutSex 8 Incidents In a play a boy kisses a girl Two couples sing and caress each otherA couple ice skate arms crossed andands clasped A man The Frog In The Moonflower Writing As Ivor Drummond holds a lady s arm closelyelping Eternal Church her walk across a rough patch After bringinger Goom Pa And Shine The Stories Of Goom Pa 1 home a man leans down suddenly tooker cheeks between Mythmaker hisands and kissed The Lion Of St Mark her A man takes a lady Emily Webster an orphan living wither grandfather is not like the other girls er age in Deep Valley Minnesota After graduation she longs to join the Crowd and go off to collegebut she can't leave er grandfather Hand in is When they walked Berlin Burning heeld Trauma Nursing Core Course Tncc Provider Manual Fifth Edition her arm in a firm protective clasp And she thoughte felt what she did when their Swing Trading With Fibonacci Retracements Your Step By Step 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objectionable content I come across so that parents andor conscientious readers like me can determine beforehand whether they want to read a book or not Content surprises are super annoying especially when you re 100 pages in so ere s my attempt to elp you avoid that So Follow or Friend me Howard Zinn Some Truths Are Not Self Evident here on GoodReads You ll see my updates as I m reading and know which books I m liking and what I m not finishing and why You ll also be able to utilize my library for looking up titles to see whether the book you re thinking about reading nextas any objectionable content or not From swear words to romance to bad attitudes in children s books I cover it all This is by far my favorite out of all of Lovelace s books It s a in depth story of a young woman coming into Frank Sinatra Miriam And Me her own and realizing that she can gain education and purpose right iner uiet Avenue Of The Dead home town Watching Emily spreader wings really inspired and moved me and the ending is just the cherry on top Such a good book I d give it 12 stars if I could To me it s the perfect kind of story about real people living simple but meaningful lives dealing with struggles and joys and trying to find their way through it allI discovered this author and All For One her Betsy Tacy books when I was in grade school Our small school libraryad most of the series and every fall when we went back to school I d reread them all I wanted to be Betsy Ray growing up in Minnesota at the turn of the century I wanted The Flash 1987 1 her warm loving family and dear friendser adventures and failures and loves But about all we Berlin Burning A Weimar Republic Murder Mystery Novella had in common was that we both loved to read and dreamed of being writers when we grew up Still I ve always been devoted to those books and when Iad a daughter I named Gold Fever One Man S Adventures On The Trail Of The Gold Rush her Betsy I didn t find out Lovelacead written other books until much later and I ve still not been able to read them all as some are uite The Flash The Wild Wests hard to find I own this in th Reread 2718I like it even if that is possible It s just such a good book Also it s a message I needed just now Muster your witsOriginal Read August 2016I m not sure whether I like Betsy and Joe or this book better Ionestly can t decide Anyway the early 1900s Edwardian is my favorite era due to the Betsy Tacy series and I suppose it Dzienniki Gwiazdowe has a certain charm of its own too This is just the best book ever and if youaven t read it read it and if you People Of The Spirit The Assemblies Of God have read it read it again And again And again DRead the reviewereKellyn Roth Reveries Reviews Emily Webster is my ero She is at once an unabashed flag waving patriot and a passionate advocate for Syrian refugees This is I think my third reading of this book but the first in a good long while I ad thought I remembered it pretty well but it turned out there were lots of details I adn t remembered such as ow great Cab a minor character from the main series is in this book And also that Betsy makes an appearance I ad also forgotten just ow sad the first Pricing The Priceless A Health Care Conundrum half of the book is but I remembered uite accurately that it becomes really wonderful It almost but not uite makes me want to take up a volume of Browning and Herndon s Lincoln The True Story of a Great Life Ohow I love this book I finished it with such a glow of joy It left a song in my eart that just wants to burst forth an anthem to be and do good in the world I wish everyone could read this especially now It is uncanny ow this story came into my life at the exact perfect moment After reading Betsy s igh school years as a cheerful antidote to uarantine life earlier this spring I enjoyed Carney s House Party and wondered if I should pause longer before reading Emily Yet something compelled me to pick it
UP I FOUND IN EMILY NOT I found in Emily not a kindred spirit with many thoughts and feelings I could relate to but also a eroine to admire and inspireIn an uncanny coincidence I found myself reading the chapter about Decoration Day on Memorial Day It so poignantly and beautifully renders the true meaning of the day I sometimes bristle at the way it as in recent years become merely a oliday to kick off summer fun or nab some good sales and found summer or nab some good sales and I found eyes flooding with tears as I read Emily s sense of loss er bouts of depression at being unable to move forward with the kind of life she would ave wished for erself in college being left behind to care for er grandfather while all er igh school chums moved on to college ow apt I found this while reading it several months into the coronavirus pandemic so many goals and plans on old so many uestions about the future Yet Emily s courageous and generous spirit overcomes er slough of despond and she moves forward first to better erself and then to better the world What a eroine for our times I found myself getting a little impatient in some of the earlier chapters Don annoyed me the moment e appeared and Emily was so. Lone at The Complex home Resigningerself to a lost winter Emily nonetheless throws The Blood Countess herself into a new program of study and a growing interest in the local Syrian community and when she meets aandsome new teacher at the igh sc. Wise beyond er years in so many ways I just wanted er schoolgirl eart to catch up and wake up Yet it was impossible to feel anything but empathy for er and for er situation More than empathy admiration even for while she may lament Little God Blues her situation she never was anything but loving toward and grateful forer grandfather and oh Raw Chocolate Recipes Rich In Superfoods Easy Homemade Healthy Raw Superfood Life Book 1 how I lovedim too Some of the early chapters were Shroud For A Nightingale hard to read I was not used to melancholy from Lovelace but she simply and masterfully brought us into Emily s feelings and it is so right that we begin there When Emily Mustered Her Wits I was elated energized inspired I love that she took responsibility forerself that she sought to change The Historical Reliability Of The Gospels herself when she couldn t changeer situation I felt such a kindred spirit in Emily in the way she was comfortable with the older crowd I loved the way some of the old crowd from Betsy s years came into play I wanted to Successful Innovation How To Encourage And Shape Profitable Ideas hug Cab It was even a delightful surprise when Betsyerself appeared in one chapter I couldn t Through A Glass Darkly Spiritualism In The Browning Circle help but think of our current situation when so many of us are isolated from our normal doings and plans when Betsy spoke of the lost year when shead to miss college and spend time recovering from illness at Diplomacy During The American Civil War her grandmother s in California That lost year gave me a chance to do some thinking I got acuainted with myself I found myself out there in California It sard to explain Emily turns Tunnels Of Treachery A Third Moose Jaw Adventure her loss into remarkable gains too I especially loveow she learns she can educate Laughing Heirs A Legal Thriller A Robin Starling Courtroom Mystery Robin Starling Legal Thriller Series Book 4 herself withoutaving to attend college that true learning can be done anywhere and is a lifelong process I love that along the way she learns to surround Eradicate herself with people who appreciateer for who she is and who uplift er rather than those who make er feel inferior or tear Elvis Speaks Thoughts On Fame Family Music And More In His Own Words her down While Emily begins to blossom and thrive when she begins to broadener interests looking toward attainable goals for the future and not impossible dreams or a vanished past she finds 2000 Years Of Charismatic Christianity A 21st Century Look At Church History From A Pentecostal Charismatic Prospective her deepest joy and fulfillment when she begins to think of and do for others Her interest in the Syrians first beginning with a spontaneous kindness a genuine outpouring of sympathy and a disdain for prejudice is uickly kindled into something much greater as she longs toelp the Syrians become better accepted and appreciated in Deep Valley where they often experience prejudice and to Dragon S Curse The Forbidden Volume 3 help them with their dreams of Americanization Lovelaceandles this with a grace sensitivity and broadmindedness rarely seen in the early 1900s and I was so proud of Reflective Planning Teaching And Evaluation For The Elementary School her when Webster Talks a Few It is bittersweet that many people today could still learn lessons from a book that was written 60 years ago and takes place over 100 years ago That an eighteen year old girl who once felt incapable of even shapinger own destiny could do so much good in the lives of others is wonderful and inspiring And I John Curtis And The Pioneering Of Pest Control haven t even mentionedow much I love Mr Jed Though My Little Pony Friends Forever 12 he appears in so few chapterse is undoubtedly one of my top literary crushes Highly The Lord S Prayer highly recommended There were two books that sustained me the most during my first year of marriage a year when everything was changing Iad moved away from everything and everyone I knew and I was post school but pre job or kids when my new Women S Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Applause Acting husband was working longours and I Notes And Queries Volume 2 haduge spaces of time just by myself wondering what my purpose was One book was The Blue Castle
by LM Montgomery The other was this book Emily of Deep Valley The uestions and struggles Emily endured the feeling LM Montgomery The other was this book Emily of Deep Valley The uestions and struggles Emily endured the feeling something ended without something else starting the need to muster er wits and make er own path it all provided such encouragement and Widow S Faith Part Two Widow S Faith Serial 2 hope to my lonely soulI love that Emily s love story is secondary toer own self discovery that it provides a counterpoint to the lessons she is learning throughout er lost year but does not overshadow them I love that Lovelace is not afraid to go against tradition we are never sure if er
Heroines Are Going To End Up With Their First Loves are going to end up with their first loves with somebody new in Lovelace s world Anne Shirley and Roy Gardiner might very well ave ended up suitable to each other than Anne and Gilbert shocking though that may Seem I Love That I love that everything she does is a thread of love and devotion to er grandfather and never once is it suggested that she is wasting Desert Dwellers Trilogy her life by staying withim And I ave to admit I love all the descriptions of the clothes from back thenIt is an old fashioned story but Emily is a eroine for all ages 2020 Review It felt very appropriate to revisit Emily in these current climes someone who I think captures the isolation and loneliness and loss Still one of the books that feels too familiar and too close2014 Review There are some books that just matter to you you know You finish them and feel gutted and raw and exposed and maybe a bit bitter that you ve spent so much time without that book in your lifeI ve read all of the Betsy Tacy books now and I ve loved them whole Earthstar Magic heartedly But I ve never connected with Betsy or Winona or Carnie I never fully engaged with their easiness the way they alwaysad a Crowd the way they fit in I was an Emily yearning and wanting and always a little apart And I Rescue For The Dead The Posthumous Salvation Of Non Christians In Early Christianity haven t encountered a lot of books that capture that loneliness so well That sense of isolation and lost years andurt That lowness and the spiraling and sense of spinning wheels and waiting But Emily of Deep Valley does I think She read avidly indiscriminately using them as an antidote for the pain in Lidia S Mastering The Art Of Italian Cuisine Everything You Need To Know To Be A Great Italian Cook hereart But they didn t The Cruisers help much There was no one to talk them over withMy copy is all marked up already There are just so many good passages to uote and to feel She felt lonely and deserted and futile A mood like thisas to be fought it s like an enemy with a gun she told Oh Snap herself But she couldn t seem to find a gun with which to fight. Hool Emily gains than she ever dreamed possible Maud Hart Lovelace's only young adult stand alone novel Emily of Deep Valley is considered by fans ofer beloved Betsy Tacy series to be one of the author's finest works. .