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Emily Hudson Audiobook

Emily Hudson: A Novel

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After the start of the Civil War, Emily Hudson - an orphan who lost her family to consumption and fever - finds herself the begrudged guest at the home of her relatives in Newport. Emily's longing to be an artist is dismissed by her puritanical uncle, who wants nothing more than to rid himself of her through marriage. Her only friend is her aesthete cousin, William, an ailing young writer. When a promising engagement to the eligible Captain Lindsay is broken, William rescues Emily from an uncertain future by taking her to England. Lonely and desperate to escape her cousin - once her confidant, now her obsessively controlling patron - Emily sets out alone to meet her destiny in the eternal city of Rome. Reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton, Emily Hudson is an exquisitely told tale about a heroine struggling to be true to herself and to also find love in a society where only marriage or an independent income guaranteed a woman the freedom to do as she pleased.

©2010 Melissa Jones (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Jones skillfully moves her heroine from freewheeling and childlike to cautious and deceptive and back again, and when the happy ending comes, it feels organic and hard-won." (Publishers Weekly)

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    An earlier tale of an American girl in London eschewing a suitor becoming ill and moving to Rome also featured the young lady's demise. This one has a happy ending

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