Courting Emma Howe

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  • Title: Courting Emma Howe
  • Author: Margaret A. Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780345358929
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. This was such an enjoyable book! It is 1905 and Emma, who lives in Vermont, receives a written marriage proposal from Arthur Smollett, who lives in the state of Washington. Emma is considered "plain" and Arthur has a certain image of Emma as his perfect wife. How she breaks with her family, the description of the long train ride to Washington, and meeting up with Arthur are nothing what Emma (or Arthur) visioned. Normally, if I love a book, I read it quickly. I finished this in two days instead [...]

    2. This is a fun book that is out of print but definitely worth finding at a library. I am still hoping to find a copy to buy for myself. It is a story that takes place in the early 1900s about a plain woman named Emma Howe who is afraid she is becoming a spinster. She meets a man through correspondence and then travels across country by train to be with him. When they meet each other they realize that neither reaches the others expectations. The story takes the reader through the courtship and mar [...]

    3. I'm torn about this book. I 'stole' it from my Mom's book shelf a long time ago. I read it once or twice when I was young. I just reread it (looking back, some of it was a bit mature for my age!) and I'm disappointed.It's solid writing. There's something enjoyable and intimate about the tone. But what's frustrating is that we have 100 pages of build up and then just 75 pages of story left over. I'm all for character development. But the thing is, the characters don't begin to grow, change, and d [...]

    4. Emma Howe is a Vermont spinster, buck-toothed and plain, trapped in her family home caring for two elderly, cantankerous aunts. Arthur Smollett is a homesteader in Snohomish county, enduring the wet and the mud, slowly improving his claim. The two begin a correspondence when Arthur writes to Emma admiring a poem that she wrote for Nature’s Friend magazine. Finally, just after Christmas 1904, Arthur off-handedly proposes in a postscript. Emma, battling the stern disapproval of her family, deter [...]

    5. Overall, a disappointment. I felt like the author had an agenda to be non-religious and I didn't appreciate all the little mentions and details of past immorality in the people's lives. I almost stopped reading it halfway through but really wanted to know what happened once Arthur and Emma finally met. Fortunately, the last half was much, much better (and I liked the realism of their first impressions of each other) and there were even moments of exquisite sweetness. But, to me, the last half di [...]

    6. Absolutely love this book- have read and re-read it several times and enjoy it every time. It is such a realistic story about how love and respect really develops in a relationship.

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