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A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama Hardcover – September 12, 2006
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Someone has adopted Maud Flynn and no one is more amazed than the girl in question. I mean, the day was no different from any other to begin with. Maud was locked in the outhouse for being disruptive (again) and then this beautiful old woman appeared out of the blue and just adopted her! The woman's name is Hyacinth Hawthorne and she and her two sisters have taken Maud into their home for a very specific purpose. It turns out that the Hawthorne sisters are con artists who pose as spiritualists for the rich and unhappy. Want to contact your dear departed wife before you rewed? Call on Hyacinth. At the moment the sisters are desperate for money and they see Maud as their ticket to freedom. An extremely rich woman, one Mrs. Lambert, has offered a huge sum of cash if anyone can successfully contact her dead child. Maud's role? To play that child. She cannot exit the house.Read more ›
On the morning of the best day of her life, Maud Flynn was locked in the outhouse singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Maud was a troublemaker and she was used to this kind of punishment. She was an orphan since she was a little girl. Now as an eleven year old, Maud goes on an adventure of love and trust. That morning, Maud was adopted.
The Hawthorn sisters would be Maud's new family: Judith, Victoria and Hyacinth. Maud immediately fell for Hyacinth and wanted Hyacinth to love her back as much as she loved her. But as most books go, nothing goes right. When Maud calls Hyacinth her dearest, Hyacinth just laughs at her, breaking Maud's little heart. Plus, the sisters were just using her for their secret family business, not for love.
This book was amazing, fit for all ages. I would give A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz 4 of 5 stars. It always kept me questioning what would happen next and made me feel as if I were actually there in the book myself. Another book that is similar to A Drowned Maiden's Hair with the amount of suspense is Hidden Talents by David Lubar. I loved that book also. It was a great story.
I was really lucky to find this book; it was full of adventure and mystery. Ultimately it was a remarkably great story. This books shows that everyone should be treated the same, no matter the motive or background. We are all living things, not some old toy that you play with and then throw to the side when you are done.
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I am reading this book as part of a literature circle group with my 6th graders. They absolutely love the book, and eagerly read it every chance they get. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Hannah Lowell
There's not a lot of melodrama in "A Drowned Maiden's Hair," despite the subtitle. Maud is an eleven year old orphan girl who finds herself adopted by three older sisters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by jrmspnc
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