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by Miriam Grace Monfredo

  • Author: Miriam Grace Monfredo
  • ISBN: 0312070829
  • ISBN13: 978-0312070823
  • ePub: 1187 kb | FB2: 1859 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 259
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Seneca Falls Inheritance ePub download

I bought the second book in Miriam Monfredo's Seneca Falls Series about two minutes after finishing this first one - Seneca Falls Inheritance.

I bought the second book in Miriam Monfredo's Seneca Falls Series about two minutes after finishing this first one - Seneca Falls Inheritance. I anticipate many days of enjoyment reading through her book list, pausing frequently to savor her elegant sentences. If you like mysteries, historical novels, accurate portrayal of other times, characters who could step off the page to be your friend or neighbor, you will enjoy reading Seneca Falls Inheritance.

Seneca Falls Inheritance. Book in the Glynis Tryon Series). by Miriam Grace Monfredo.

Glynis Tryon, busily cataloguing the books that Friedrich Steicher bequeathed to the Seneca Falls library, politely refuses a stranger's request to handle the Steicher family Bible (included by mistake) and then directs the woman to th. . by. Miriam Grace Monfredo. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Seneca Falls Inheritance book. From Publishers Weekly In her historically authentic and cleverly entertaining first novel, Monfredo skillfully meshes life in Seneca Falls, . immediately before the First Women's Rights Convention in 1848 with a page-turning suspense story. Charming spinster librarian Glynis Tryon, like her fellow townspeople, is shocked by the sudden deaths of wealthy Friedrich Steicher and his wife, but she is more surprised by the appearance of a woman who says she is the daughter Steicher never knew. Before the woman can prove her allegation, however, she is murdered.

by Miriam Grace Monfredo. Books related to Seneca Falls Inheritance. Although suspicion falls heavily on Friedrich's only son, Karl, he denies the woman was his sister, even when her husband comes to town to lay a claim on the estate. Other Books You Might Like.

Miriam Grace Monfredo. As the Civil War begins in 1861, Glynis Tryon, Seneca Falls, New York, librarian and amateur sleuth, meets a woman seeking her lost daughter. Meanwhile, Glynis' cousin Emma fears losing her independence in marriage, and a rich Seneca Falls merchant is brutally murdered. When the lost girl becomes the prime suspect in the merchant's murder, Glynis joins forces with her niece, treasury agent Bronwen Llyr, and Constable Cullen Stuart to find the real killer.

Going door-to-door to persuade her neighbors to attend the Women's Rights Convention, Glynis Tryon stumbles upon a murder, and she must solve it amid the confusion of this historic event and with the help of such figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Set in Seneca Falls, NY, at the time of the first Women's Rights Convention of 1848, author Miriam Monfredo has chosen a particularly intriguing setting for her mystery series starring librarian Glynis Tryon. Monfredo introduces a lot of information about women's rights, the area and the lifestyle of the times without awkwardness, and the book is readable for that alone. The heroine and her friends are realistic and likeable, though Glynis is definitely not a confident feminist, and I look forward to reading other books in the series to see if this changes. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the most famous resident of the town, is not a main character but she does show up occasionally and that is fun. The mystery is okay but not dazzling, so all-in-all I'd say this was a promising beginning to this series, and I intend to read more.
What a great idea to set a murder mystery in the middle of the Seneca Falls Convention, an important part of history that hasn't gotten enough press! This is a perfect read for a starry-eyed girl taught that being a woman is about marriage and that marriage is about wedding bells,gowns, shoes, clutches, flowers, an invitation list, and locations. How is it that generation after generation of young women learn the myth but not the reality? Could it be that the myth is extremely lucrative for many a greed-driven enterprise, including the wedding business itself? They need also to become aware as an adult human being of the darker side of their life as a possible target for greed and exploitation. This book, in a simple story, exposes the lurking dark side of such an innocent act as the State of New York's granting to women the right to own and inherit property.
Seneca Falls NY was the site of the Women's Rights Convention of 1848. Against this backdrop we are introduced to Glynis Tryon, a spinister librarian, who stumbles into a murder mystery. This is a cozy mystery, with most of the mayhem taking place off the pages of the book. An entertaining read, and a very interesting heroine, who chooses to be single, at a time when that was very difficult. The mystery wasn't too difficult to solve, but I enjoyed all the history and the numerous real life people woven into the background of the story. A good first entry in what promises to be an enjoyable series.
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I finished reading the Gillian Linscott novels about the final years of UK suffrage, so turned to this series. I was disappointed by this first book but will read another before I decide whether to give up on the author or not.

Here are some of the problems I had.
Too many of today's concerns were projected onto 1848. The prime example is on page 142: "Glynis knew many women died from self-induced abortions, more in fact than died in childbirth." How would anybody know that much about the cause of women's deaths back then? They didn't understand the causes of many deaths. And so many women died in childbirth, if more had died of abortions then the population wouldn't have grown the way it did then. Besides, most people long after 1848 lived on farms, where children paid for themselves at a young age by doing chores & not getting much schooling. Yes, women should control their childbearing, but few women then had our conception [pun] of it being a burden. Those who did want to avoid having [more] children might have douched after sex & hoped for the best.

I'm pretty sure that in 1848, poodles [toy or otherwise] were still working dogs & not trimmed, so no one would have said a young wife looked like one.

The fate of the killer was a bit too melodramatic for my taste, as well.

However, the book was useful in reminding people that it took another 72 years for American women to achieve the vote.
I found this a good, quick read. I presume the historical references are correct, though have not checked. The history of the connection between abolitionist and suffragettes was not something I studied in school, so I was interested in that angle. I would have loved to have a long conversation with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The information about the Seneca Falls Convention was very informative. The mystery was a page-turner and the descriptions and details of this area of upstate NY and the trials and tribulations of living in this period I felt were very accurate. I enjoyed the various personalities, especially Glynis Tryon. Overall, it was a very worthwhile read.
Whether you're a devoted mystery reader or just looking for a good book for the train-ride, this novel is worth a look. Glynis Tryon is an interesting protagonist--she's smart, she's kind, and she knows what she wants. In a nutshell, she's the kind of person you'd like for a friend. And Monfredo has a talent for expanding her characters, so that her Seneca Falls is populated by a whole town of people you'll get to know over the next few books, and will always be glad to see again. The next two books, North Star Conspiracy and Blackwater Spirits, are among the best mysteries I've ever read. But if you're going to read any of these books, make sure you start with this one, so that your familiarity with the characters develops along with the whole storyline. (I read North Star first, then had to go back and read this one and North Star again, in order to get the full effect.) This is a wonderful series--if you're at all interested in American history, you absolutely must r! ead these books--and a very good first novel.
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