Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review: Aunt Jane's Hero by Elizabeth Prentiss

Aunt Jane's HeroAunt Jane's Hero by Elizabeth Prentiss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I read this a year or two ago on my own and the ladies in my book club decided to read it for this month.

I really like Elizabeth Prentiss.  She's not the most polished authoress: the stories often begin slowly and her writing voice and instruction is too up front for the modern reader ... but well fit the style of the era.

Aunt Jane's Hero teaches us much about faithfulness to Christ through trials.  It teaches us about being good mentors and encouragers.  It teaches us how to love one another.  It teaches, mainly, about marriage through the story of Horace and Maggie ... from their failures, courtship, love, and first few years of marriage.  It teaches through the lives of its characters, their successes and their failures.  The example of faithfulness in small and in great things.

Yes, the situations and needs are very different in that era.  Yes, the writing style is very outmoded for today.  Do not let those things deter you.  The story will be an encouragement in your walk and in your marriage.

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  1. I really like Elizabeth Prentiss' books also. Very encouraging & an easy read. (I've read this one twice while nursing a baby.)

  2. Enjoyed this book very much! Thanks for writing your thoughts on various books.

  3. Agreed, agreed! This is one of my favorite novels!


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