Myrtle Reed Lavender and Old Lace is a Victorian romance novel written by Myrtle Reed and published in September 1902. It tells the story of some remarkable women, each of whom has a unique experience with love. The book follows in Reed’s long history of inciting laughter and tears in her readers through provocative prose. She was often witty in dialogue and dispensing in advice, while gingerly skirting any moral issues.
Myrtle Reed This is a story book. A Love Story with a musical atmosphere. A picturesque, old German virtuoso is the reverent possessor of a genuine Cremona. He consents to take as his pupil a handsome youth who proves to have an aptitude for technique, but not the soul of the artist. The youth has led the happy, careless life of a modem, well-to-do young American, and he cannot, with his meagre past, express the love, the longing, the passion and the tragedies of life and its happy phases as can the master who has lived life in all its fulness. But a girl comes into his existence, a beautiful bit of human driftwood that his aunt had taken into her heart and home; and through his passionate love for her, he learns the lessons that life has to give—and his soul awakens.
Myrtle Reed Rosemary Starr, an orphan of twenty-five, has spent her whole life waiting hand and foot on her grandmother and aunt, finding her only solace in flighty dreams of romance and escape. Her only friend is Alden Marsh, the thirty year old owner of a floundering family vineyard and part-time school teacher who himself dreams of escape. He meets discreetly with Rosemary once a week and lends her romantic literature, such as Jane Eyre and the poetry of Rossetti, which she reads secretly by candlelight.
Myrtle Reed This is love story novel follows the lives of Rose and her widowed Aunt, Madame Francesca Bernard, along with young visitor and cousin Isabel, whose lives are changed by the return of an old friend and neighbour Colonel Kent, and his grown son, Allison. Other characters that help shape their lives in significant ways are the Crosby twins, unconventional and uninhibited youths that set society at naught, and an unconventional doctor who specializes in the impossible. Through the limited wide-scope descriptions the reader is not sure of the historical setting or even in which decade it's set, but it helps to understand the focus of the story; after all it's about their own little world, and how their own hearts and lives fit together in the tight confines of their town, their garden, their friendships and lives.
Myrtle Reed In "A Spinner in the Sun" she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose features her neighbors have never seen. There is a mystery at the heart of the book that throws over it the glamour of romance
Myrtle Reed A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling men and women, love letters, marriage and spinsterhood.
Myrtle Reed A charming story, written in 1908. It was almost a fairy tale, with a fairy godmother who helps to solve all problems and work out all situations so that our young couple have the chance for true love and happiness.
Myrtle Reed This begins with an odd inheritance at the end of a honeymoon, both parties being inexperienced. Then someone comes to visit, then another, until we've got a chaotic bedlam of New England's tragically off the wall odd-ball relations. Our protagonists may not communicate efficiently at first but at least they've got a sense of humor. The humorous style keeps up as well as some moments of luster and rich feeling about the printed word itself.
Myrtle Reed The first part of this book consists of poems interspersed with short biographical information regarding the early romantic lives of famous men: George Washington, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, etc.