The Second Violin Lansing wheeled about and picked up his instrument carefully trying its pitch He gave the signal and the March of the Pilgrims began in the remote distance The double bass viol gripped his bow with

  • Title: The Second Violin
  • Author: Grace S. Richmond
  • ISBN: 9781426469466
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lansing wheeled about and picked up his instrument, carefully trying its pitch He gave the signal, and the March of the Pilgrims began in the remote distance The double bass viol gripped his bow with his stubby twelve year old fingers, and hardly breathed as he strove to keep his notes subdued.

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    1. Although the characters and storyline are a bit less developed than some of Richmond's finer (IMO) works, I'm finding it impossible to come away awarding less than four stars because everyone is just so refreshingly pleasant and the story so heartwarming! Richmond always writes about people I would love to meet and have for neighbors and friends -- big, loving families and romances you can cheer about. These folks aren't obnoxiously perfect or holier-than-thou, and certainly have some flaws, but [...]

    2. Charlotte plays second fiddle to everyone in the family, starting out in the family's tiny orchestra but extending to other areas of her life as well. The first half of this book follows her from about age 18 as we see her grow into a more capable young lady. The second half of the book might as well be another book (and it is labeled as such in the edition I read). Suddenly Charlotte is a few years older, and getting married, and this half of the book covers her first year of married life, whic [...]

    3. A pleasant, if unremarkable, read. This is a fairly standard family story of its time. The parents are absent, on a trip for the mother's health. Celia, the eldest daughter, gets about a day in charge of the housekeeping before she falls down the cellar stairs and breaks her leg, leaving 18-year-old Charlotte (the eponymous "second violin", so-called from her part in the family string quintet) in charge. Charlotte learns to cook, housekeep, and baby-mind, and falls in love with the doctor next d [...]

    4. A very sweet story and not at all what I expected the book to be! The Second Violin is the story of the Birch family; when Mrs. Birch's health begins to decline, Mr. Birch must take her to a warmer climate to recuperate, and the duties of keeping their large English home devolves upon the children - Lanse, Celia, Charlotte, Jeff and Justin. Lanse sets out to support the family with a dogged determination, and Celia gives up her college courses to keep the house while their mother is away. The 's [...]

    5. Enjoyable novel and a quick read. This book doesn't discuss any great lessons or themes, but it is a wholesome, pleasant story about a girl and her family in the early 1900s.

    6. A gentle read from an old-fashioned, wholesome author. Not a lot of action, but characters whom it is a pleasure to know.

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