“The same kindly spirit, the same warm charity and fervor of devotion which breathes in every line of that admirable book, ‘Home Influence,’ will be found adorning and inspiring ‘The Mother’s Recompense.’”—Morning Advertiser.
“The good which, she (Grace Aguilar) has effected is acknowledged on all hands, and it cannot be doubted but that the appearance of this volume will increase the usefulness of one who may yet be said to be still speaking to the heart and to the affections of human nature.”—Bell’s Messenger.
“It will be found an interesting supplement, not only to the book to which it specially relates, but to all the writer’s other works.”—Gentleman’s Magazine.
“‘The Mother’s Recompense’ forms a fitting close to its predecessor, ‘Home Influence.’ The results of maternal care are fully developed, its rich rewards are set forth, and its lesson and its moral are powerfully enforced.”—Morning Post.
“We heartily commend this volume; a better or more useful present to a youthful friend or a young wife could not well be selected.”—Herts County Press.
“We look upon ‘The Days of Bruce’ as an elegantly-written and interesting romance, and place it by the side of Miss Porter’s ’Scottish Chiefs.’”—Gentleman’s Magazine.
“A very pleasing and successful attempt to combine ideal delineation of character with the records of history. Very beautiful and very true are the portraits of the female mind and heart which Grace Aguilar knew how to draw. This is the chief charm of all her writings, and in ’The Days of Bruce’ the reader will have the pleasure of viewing this skillful portraiture in the characters of Isoline and Agnes, and Isabella of Buchan.”—Literary Gazette.
“What a fertile mind was that of Grace Aguilar! What an early development of reflection, of feeling, of taste, of power of invention, or true and earnest eloquence! ‘The Days of Bruce’ is a composition of her early youth, but full of beauty. Grace Aguilar knew the female heart better than any writer of our day, and in every fiction from her pen we trace the same masterly analysis and development of the motives and feelings of woman’s nature. ‘The Days of Bruce’ possesses also the attractions of an extremely interesting story, that absorbs the attention, and never suffers it to flag till the last page is closed, and then the reader will lay down the volume with regret.”—Critic.
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HOME SCENES AND HEART STUDIES,
By GRACE AGUILAR.
One volume, 12mo. Cloth. Price, $1.00.
The Perez Family. The Stone-Cutter’s Boy of Possagno. Amete and Yafeh. The Fugitive. The Edict; A Tale of 1492. The Escape; A Tale of 1755. Red Rose Villa. Gonzalvo’s Daughter. The Authoress.