Emily of Deep Valley stole my heart when I read it. It seems to be one of my favorite books of all time! I already shared a review of it, but here is just a bit of it.
Emily Webster is just finishing high school and longs to go to college. She lives with her grandfather and is fully committed to staying with him to care for him. She sees all of her friends off to college and is left alone and lonely. Depression sinks in. Emily fights it. She thinks about others-especially the Syrians. She reaches out first to the Syrian children by creating a Boys Club (that a girl is welcome to be part of), and then by teaching the Syrian women English! Wow...remember this was in the early 1900's!
Not only is Emily amazing in her love toward the Syrians of Deep Valley, but she also had a deep love and respect for her grandfather, as well as others of his generation. She sacrificially cares for him. At first it is hard for her, but then it becomes her joy....continue reading by clicking the link!
There is so much more to this book! It's full of rich personality and even history. I highly recommend reading it!! (And of course, being the last day of our celebration week, this is the final giveaway!) I hope you've enjoyed them! If you win this book, you might be interested in taking part in the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, but I wouldn't recommend waiting until October to read it!