Brooke's Daughter - A Novel


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Brooke's Daughter, by Adeline Sergeant This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Brooke's Daughter A Novel Author: Adeline Sergeant Release Date: January 28, 2010 [EBook #31106] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BROOKE'S DAUGHTER *** Produced by Robert Cicconetti, Linda Hamilton and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This file was produced from images generously made available by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions ( JOHN LOVELL & SON'S PUBLICATIONS. By GEO . MANVILLE FENN. A cleverly written book, with exceptional characters. The plot and description of scenery are alike inimitable. PRICE 30 cents. By JOHN STRANGE WINTER. 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It is vigorous and faithful, portrays with the intimacy of entire acquaintanceship, not only the physical features of island life in the Northern Seas, but the insular habits of thought of the dwellers on those secluded haunts of the old Sea Kings or Vikings of the past. PRICE 30 cents. JOHN LOVELL & SON, PUBLISHERS, MONTREAL. BROOKE'S DAUGHTER. A NOVEL. BY Author of "A True Friend" etc., etc. ADELINE SERGEANT, MONTREAL: JOHN LOVELL & SON, 23 S T . NICHOLAS S TREET . Entered according to Act of Parliament in the year 1891, by John Lovell & Son, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture and Statistics at Ottawa. SECOND EDITION. "A DAUGHTER OF ST. PETER'S" BY JANET C. CONGER. (MRS. WM . COX A LLEN .) In " Paper Cloth Cover, " 30 50 Cents. " Lovell's Canadian Authors' Series, No. 60. The authoress is a Canadian, and her story is remarkably well told. —Advertiser , London. In this work a new aspirant for literary honors in the field of fiction makes her first appearance before the public. The story which she tells is neither lengthy nor involved. It is a simple, prettily told story of love at first sight, with a happy ending, and little to divert the mind of the reader from the hero and heroine. Mrs. Conger's literary style is pleasing, and her production evidences a well cultured mind and a tolerable appreciation of character. Her book will be found very pleasant reading.—"Intelligencer ," Belleville. The plot is ingeniously constructed, and its working out furnishes the opportunity for some dramatic situations. The heroine, of whose early life the title gives us a hint, is a creature all grace and tenderness, a true offspring of the sunny south. The hero is an American, a man of wealth, and an artist in posse. The other dramatis personæ, who play their parts around these central figures, are mostly Italians or Americans. The great question to be solved is: Who is Merlina? In supplying the solution, the author takes occasion to introduce us to an obscure but interesting class of people. The denouement of "A Daughter of St. Peter's" is somewhat startling, but we must not impair the reader's pleasure by anticipation. We see from the advanced sheets that it is dedicated to the Canadian public, to whom we cordially commend it.—The Gazette, Montreal. For a first effort, which the authoress in her preface modestly says the novel is, "A Daughter of St. Peter's" must be pronounced a very promising achievement. The plot is well constructed and the story entertaining and well told. The style is light and agreeable, and with a little more experience and facility in novelwriting we may expect Mrs. Conger, if she essays a second trial, to produce a book that will surpass the decided merits of "A Daughter of St. Peter's."—Free Press, London.