Book Review of In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
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This book went into the history and background of several families and individuals who made it through (as well as lost their lives) in the Johnstown, PA flood of 1889. Some of these histories were quite interesting, I found myself skimming a bit over some of the dryer details of a couple of these people.

Now -- I am no prude, but it surprised me somewhat that sexual attitudes were as open and free as Ms. Cambor described - I thought people didn't dare do much less than think about such things (i.e. premarital sex) in the Victorian era.

Regardless, I enjoy historical novels and although not the very best book I've read recently - this was a good book that I can recommend.