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Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton
Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton | Josi S Kilpack
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It's 1836, and nineteen-year-old Fanny Appleton, a privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. Like many girls of her day, she enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles. But unlike her peers, Fanny is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits.Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe, but under much different circumstances. Recently widowed, he is gathering research for a new publication that he hopes will secure his professorship at Harvard College.Befriended by the Appleton family while visiting Switzerland, Henry is introduced to Fanny and sees in her a kindred spirit, a lover of language and literature and high ideals. He is in love. Fanny, however, is uncertain. He is from a much lower social class and is older than she is. How could such a relationship ever thrive?Could a book of Henry's poetry, personally delivered, persuade Fanny to believe in a love that lasts forever and forever?
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Jenka
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Interesting, not a keeper, definitely worth reading once.

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charminggoats
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Bailedbailed

I can't with this one. It's totally not my style and isn't keeping my interest. The romance is actually too cutesy and prim and proper for me. I didn't think that was possible, but it is apparently. Oh well, learned something new about myself and popping this in the donations pile. Someone else will love it, I'm sure.

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charminggoats
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I *massively* slowed down on my last book and needed to take a break from it, so now on to something light and easy while trying to socialize with my family as they watch a baseball game. I picked this up at ALA Annual last year and am that horrible person who doesn't read her free books in a timely manner *ducks* First chapter is promising though! Not my normal style romance, but it sounded interesting! #24in48

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Bringingupbooks
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RandomBookMuses
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Pickpick

Reviewed by Melpomene https://goo.gl/ernz5b

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