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Subject: Help finding a book
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 8:20 AM ET
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Would appreciate any help if anyone knows title of this book. It was about a brother and a sister who were looking to get out of place they were so the sister agreed to marry a man she had never met in person but I believe only wrote to each other but it was really the brother who did the letter writing because the sister couldn't read or write which he discovered when she couldn't sign her name on the marriage license and marked it with an 'x' (believe he was Swedish or Norweigan). After their first meeting/marriage they moved to his new place to begin farming (I think). She starts to fall for the guy and gets jealous when a family of his same decent moves in nearby, has a beautiful daughter that is interested in him and she thinks if it wasn't for their arranged marriage he would be with her. I believe at one part in the book she got lost in the woods and got stung by a bunch of bees or mosquitos. If anyone has any guesses as to what book this might be I would appreciate it. smiley

Date Posted: 6/6/2014 11:07 AM ET
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This sounds like The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer

Date Posted: 6/6/2014 11:16 AM ET
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Thank you so much Lealee!! I have been trying to figure this out for a long time..I should have posted here sooner! laugh