Tonight’s chat brings us through to Chapter 13 at Peeking Between the Pages and Toni’s A Circle of Books. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County continues to prove to be a compelling and hard to put down novel. This is one of those books that makes me want to cuddle in bed with the dog and just keep reading and ignore all of life’s other things that keep popping up to be done.
Truly has finally made it through school although barely. Thankfully along the way she was able to find herself a few friends in Amelia and Marcus which made her life more bearable. Marcus I think is sweet on Truly and I think she returns those feelings but neither of them seem to know how to make anything happen. I hope some kind of romance eventually blooms between the two but I’m not holding my breath on that one.
We’re introduced to another Morgan-Bob Bob, who is completely infatuated with Serena Jane although after an incident involving the two that seems to fade. Not fade enough though because they end up married and move away. Truly barely hears from her sister but knows she has a nephew Bobbie. She would desperately love to know Bobbie but that seems unlikely until Serena Jane and Bob Bob move back to Aberdeen. One night Serena Jane takes off and leaves, leaving a note for Bob Bob to get her sister. That’s just what he does and at the end of this reading Truly finds herself living in the Morgan house and going to be essentially a maid and a nanny. Truly finally meets Bobbie, Serena Jane’s boy and notices that he seems odd for a boy-he’s a very beautiful child.
I think it will be interesting to see where the story goes now. Where Truly is big and ugly, little Bobbie is very beautiful. They seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Truly being a woman should be more feminine and pretty while Bobbie being a boy should be strong and burly and that is unfortunately exactly what his father wants him to be. I think in the next half of the book this will be something that will be elaborated on.
Make sure to pop over to Toni’s post for today. I’m sure she has some great thoughts on what she’s read so far. If you’ve missed anything so far…
Stay tuned for tomorrow night’s chat for more thoughts on this wonderful book.
Hey Dar… Great post. I think compelling is a great word! I had a rough day and I am going to bed early with Little Giant.
I will be checking in with you tomorrow. I am having GREAT fun chatting with you.
I don’t want to read this post, instead I want to read this book 🙂 It sounds so good!
Of course I will be adding this to my list. It’s released on my birthday, it would be a great gift.
Hey Dar – you’re ahead of me this time!
I have the book, but probably won’t get to it till January.
It sounds wonderful!!
Toni, it is fun sharing this book with you.
Veens, it is a good read.
Fe, I imagine your list is as long as the rest of ours by now. I love getting books as gifts.
Luanne, yipeeeeeee. I’m going to read one before you. lol. I think you’re going to like it.
LOL–Ok, I’m caught up with you now, so I guess I’ll have to read the rest of the posts in a few days. 😛
I thought it was interesting as well the comparison of Bobbie being rather feminine and Truly being more boyish. I’m really curious to find out what happens–especially since we got a tiny little glimpse at the beginning. And didn’t Baker mention that there are no more Robert Morgans??? Yikes–off to read! 🙂
Trish, the whole Bobbie topic is really quite interesting how it turns out. I’m wondering if you’ve finished the book yet. I made reference to Truly being masculine and Bobbie feminine. Not a great way to be with Robert Morgan as your father.
I finished the book today at lunch, but I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to get my review up today. I look forward to reading the rest of your posts on the book, though! I really enjoyed it!!
Trish, glad you enjoyed it too. I’ll be watching for your review.