Girl of the Limberlost

Have you read A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter?

This beautiful edition is my first purchase from Haleigh DeRocher’s Sweet Sequels incredible book shop. This is an out of print book that Haleigh revived with her own beautiful cover art!

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) is set in the Limberlost Swamp of Indiana. Elnora Comstock desperately wants to attend high school but has no way to purchase the clothes or supplies she needs. Her widowed mother, an angry, hurting woman, refuses to help or support her in any way. The story unfolds beautifully as friends and neighbors help, Elnora finds and gathers rare moths to raise the funds she needs for school, and her mother comes to terms with her own bitterness.

Elnora’s determination, combined with fascinating descriptions of the wildlife in the Limberlost, make for a fascinating and satisfying read. 

Are you a Gene Stratton-Porter fan? I read all of her books about 10 years ago and have revisited them over and over. The Keeper of the Bees is another fave. If you haven’t taken the plunge, start here or with Freckles!

I hope you’re well, Kindred Spirits, and enjoying your summer reading months!

From my front porch to your heart,
Rachel xx

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