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It was a sweet love story, but it flows very slowly.
The tension between religion and science as Heiligman explains the Darwins' marriage and personal faith just adds to this engrossing story.
Several of us really enjoyed it, though we all found the writing style very simple (just right to include the younger audience.)
Heiligman's work offers several tings to the reader. First, she provides insight into a famous marriage in which the two people have differing views on an important subject -... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jo a. olson
I really enjoyed this book about Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma. It was written for a younger audience, so it didn't delve too deeply into Darwin's scientific theories. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Spangler
Okay for private school or home reading. Too much religion for public school. The story is well told. The author does a good job. Read morePublished 9 months ago by chemteach21
This book might be good for YA but it is not well-written. Emma is a one-dimensional character and is not a balance to Charles.Published 10 months ago by Hosanna S Bulgarity
Who would have thought a story about the Darwins could be so refreshing? Add the human elements of Charles' passion for observing and reporting nature, a much loved religious wife... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Make Me Pleasing
This book tells the story of two wise souls, Charles and Emma and they married and created a life together. Read morePublished 14 months ago by One more reason to love Scaredy Squirrel.
I saw this title in a library and thought that it would be interesting. And it was very interesting. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Laynette Barnard
An excellent book using original sources. Better than any other book on Darwin, it gives the reader a real insight into Darwin's inner thoughts and the forces that shaped them.Published 14 months ago by Larry Roland Stucki