Emily's Ghost: A Novel of the Brontė Sisters (Google eBook)
A convincing reimagining of the Brontė story, perfect for Brontė fans.BooklistEnigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Brontė refuses to bow to the conventions of her day. She is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emilys life is turned upside down by the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. A heart-wrenching love story, Emilys Ghost plumbs the depths of faith, longing, and romantic solitude.
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There is an important question that you must ask yourself when deciding to read this book. Is it alright with you for a historical fiction author take what seems to be evidence of a friendship and turn it into a love story? How far can an author go with inventing the story? I was aware of the controversy of this book before I started reading it. I decided to read this book with open eyes and decide whether or not it was a good story or not. This tale is through the eyes of Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights. That definitely colors the story. Emma is portrayed as a wild soul who loved to roam the land where the heather blooms, a nature lover, a woman who lived partially in a fantasy world. Her sister, Charlotte, the author of Jane Eyre does not fare so well. She is ambitious, easy to have crushes and determined that the other sisters do as she wanted. Anne is the younger sister and is fragile, asthmatic and sweet. Their brother, Brandwell is the lone son; he drinks too much, and loses his jobs easily. The girls grew up with other sisters who passed on early in this story.They resided in a parsonage in Haworth with their father and an aunt. They were poor but not as much as the mill workers. Their father encouraged all his daughters to read what they wanted and live with more freedom than most of the curates daughters. When their father grew too old to handle all of his pastoral duties, he asked for help and clergyman William Weightman came to Haworth. The story begins! He is a friend of the poor and works behind the scenes to help the mill workers to fight the mill owners non-violently and helps the poor in every way that he could. I enjoyed the beginning of the story greatly and felt it that pace started to lag some after that. Then the events picked and emotions started to swirl more and more violently. This book would not let me go!It is about romance, love of nature, spirituality, the lot of the mill workers, responsibility to the poor and unfortunate. The feeling that I had in the early morning is that this book is very much like Wuthering Heights at times in its mood and gives a fuller vision of what Emily must have felt when she wrote I recommend this book to readers of historical fiction who are not afraid of an inventive author. I also feel obligated to read about Charlotte Bronte in all fairness.
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There is an important question that you must ask yourself when deciding to read this book. Is it alright with you for a historical fiction author take what seems to be evidence of a friendship and ...