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Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy (Penguin Classics) Paperback – November 30, 2004
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Dear Enemy, the wonderful sequel, is set after Daddy-Long-Legs, where Jerusha is given the orphanage where she grew up. She enlists her best friend from college (whom we are introduced to in Daddy), Sally, to run the orphanage. Sally, a flighty society girl, is completely changed as she learns to love her orphans and the new life she has chosen to lead.
Both of them are romantic, fun and thoughtful, without the preachy-ness of some of the other girls novels published around the same time.
Best part is that BOTH books are published in this one volume - which is a great deal (and saves room on my already overflowing bookshelf). Footnotes in the back of the book help define some of the terminology/setting of the era.
This is a classic that I read as a child, and I'm so happy to have found it again!
"Dear Enemy" is a sort of sequel to "Daddy Longlegs." Like the first book, it's written as a series of letters, in this case from Judy's best friend from the previous book. Sallie McBride has agreed to take over the management of the orphanage in which Judy (of the previous book) was raised, "temporarily." The book shows her struggles to turn the orphanage around, and of course her own progression from "I'm only doing this until you find a permanent manager" to "how could I ever leave?" It's an interesting story and entertaining, but doesn't have the spark of Daddy Longlegs.Read more ›
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Lovely stories and engaging writing. Sort of reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables.Published 22 days ago by Maria Wishart
A really fun book! It is remarkable they way the author depicts
character through the medium of letters. This is especially
pronounced in DEAR ENEMY. Read more
A classic that I have read more than once and am now passing along and sharing with my daughters and granddaughters.Published 3 months ago by grammyal
A bit too perky for serious reading but just the thing for a gloomy day when you want a light pick-me-up. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ruraltraveler
A new all-time favorite for me, I think. I actually ordered the print version after reading the Kindle one, which I don't do unless I really love a book.Published 21 months ago by Lyn
I read this book as a young girl and it was one of my favorites. How great to have it on my Kindle, so I can read it whenever I want.Published on March 26, 2014 by Patricia Bearden