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Please Read: Book recommendation, link to book included

Posted on 2006.09.27 at 15:00
My...state of mind...: pleasedpleased
Hi :) well this is going to sound silly, yesterday I was thinking in novels I love to read and I decided to recommend one to all of you, this book is name "The Rosary" not in reference to the one is used to pray but to a song. This novel was written by the amazing English novelist Florence Barclay http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/barclay.htm  it was written in 1909 and is one of my favorite novels of all time. 

A good description is this one, found in Amazon.com


A Timeless Romance, February 7, 2003

Reviewer: Fafa Demasio (New York City) - See all my reviews

Written in 1910, THE ROSARY still proves to be a very successful story in the year 2003. By today's standards, it may be described as quaint but still very enjoyable. The writing is lyrical, descriptive, and charming; the love storyline is ageless.

The story revolves around Jane Champion and Garth Dalmain. Jane is talented, smart, good-natured and independent. However she is a unique heroine because unlike the female protagonists in many romance stories, Jane is described as homely-looking. She is also older than the hero, Garth - a vibrant, energetic, gifted, and extraordinarily handsome man.

The title refers to a popular song written in 1898 by composers Ethelbert Nevin and Robert Cameron Rogers. Garth realizes that he is in love with Jane after hearing her sing the song at a public performance. When he declares his love to Jane and wants to marry her, she turns him down, although she also loves him; Jane doesn't believe that Garth will be truly happy living with a plain-looking woman for the rest of his life. Broken-hearted, the two part ways but reunite, later, under sad and unexpected circumstances.

How do Jane and Garth finally accept each other? Writer Florence Barclay writes a story that makes you want to keep reading till you find out how the lovers reunite.

I first heard about THE ROSARY, a few years ago, on a T.V. program that reported a true story of a woman who always mentioned the book. A relative of hers decided to search for the then out-of-print book and give it to her as a surprise gift. Through what could only be described as a miracle, the relative eventually found the book. Fascinated with the story of the woman's attachment to the book, I decided to look for it. I couldn't find the book anywhere. Years later, I happened to mentioned THE ROSARY to a friend. Guess where she found it? On Amazon.com! I think it's great that anyone can find the book (and many other things) here!

If you like stories like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility, you'll enjoy this tale. Reading THE ROSARY is like taking a breath of fresh air. 
Fafa Demasio

Why am I telling all this?? 'Cause this is the kind of story I know must of the people in my friend list is going to love, I uploaded a free copy I got at the Gutenberg.com project here http://www.sendspace.com/file/npej6r  Remember, you have to skip a lot to get to the book okay :D.

I hope you are all going to download it and read it. This is the kind of story I'll love to see in a movie... I can imagine Orlando Bloom as Garth ;) and maybe someone like Julie Cox (Dune and Children of Dune)or Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually) as Jane... with directors Lasse Hallström from Chocolate or Joe Wright from Pride and Prejudice ;).

Please read this book, is really an amazing story!!!! Something that deserves to be shared and loved!!! I hope it can lift everyone spirits as it has always done with me :). Be well and take care, Monica


Hmmmm kdsch123 at 2006-09-28 12:53 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Thanks, Monica!!! I'll have to check this book out. I've never heard of it. :)
Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-09-28 15:29 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Believe me is an amazing reading experience and sometimes more :). If you like it I have another of her, The White Ladies of Worcester which is more medieval in theme, and... well funny, sad, lovely etc :).
Thanks for reading my entry, this makes my day ;) hugs!! Be well and take care.
QueenC's Writings
Hmmmm all_you_wanted at 2006-09-28 14:23 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
I love pride and prejudice. Even without watching Colin Firth coming in and out of the water on repeat fifty-eleven times. (Bridget Jones moment).

If you like stories from across the pond, you should read "P.S. I Love You" by Celia Ahern. It's sad and moving and funny all at the same time. Reese Witherspoon's production company bought the movie rights to it and though I hope to God she doesn't star in it (her Irish accent would be horrendous), I'm hoping to see it in theaters soon, maybe with a Kate Winslet type actress in the lead role.
Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-09-28 15:32 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
You should see some of my books :D, I have romance novels that where published in the early 1900s, from 1920 to.. 1960, this particular novel I have a 1957 print, and all of them are Spanish, English, German, French, all translated to Spanish, from Spanish, Argentinian and Mexican press.

I love them, they are my first love in literature, and they mean the world to me ;).

I'll check on your book :D, hugs!!! Thanks for reading me, it means a lot ;), hugs, be well and take care.
QueenC's Writings
Hmmmm all_you_wanted at 2006-10-04 18:37 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Hey, I just found out that book I told you about, 'PS I Love You' is being made and guess who one one of the leads is. Jeffery Dean Morgan. Papa Fricken Winchester! With an Irish accent! He and Gerry Butler (The Phantom) are gonna be in it. I might just die from all the gruffy man pretty on screen.

Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-10-05 00:34 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
John Winchester and Gerard Butler?? Together??? Oh my!!! I'm so going to watch that movie!!! Didn't you loved the Phantom?? And Attila... he looks so hot in Attila!!
Thanks for the tip ;), hugs, be well and take care.
QueenC's Writings
Hmmmm all_you_wanted at 2006-10-05 19:01 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
I have not seen this Attila you speak of. I know Gerry is gonna be in Beowulf soon and he was the hotness in Phantom (why would you choose Raoul when you could have that?!) and Dracula 2000 [insert 'purring' noise here].
Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-10-05 22:48 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
You haven't?? Oh he looks hot there, here http://www.amazon.com/Attila-Dick-Lowry/dp/B00007AJF4/sr=1-1/qid=1160088283/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-1136402-9043158?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
And you can check some images of it in my Gerard Butler videos, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MonicaOP
He looks awesome there, he also was in the second movie of Lara Croft.. only reason why I have that dvd :D and in Reign of fire :D.
Hugs, be well and take care
QueenC's Writings
Hmmmm all_you_wanted at 2006-10-06 02:41 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
ooooh....pretty :)
Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-10-06 03:12 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
oh totally :D
Hmmmm (Anonymous) at 2006-09-30 02:30 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Cool book, you could post the other one later no??? OB... yummy hahahaha
Reading is life... :)
Hmmmm monicaop at 2006-10-05 00:35 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
I'm glad you'll like it and I'll post the other one later on :D be well and take care :)
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