A Drowned Maiden's Hair was recommended to me by Mandy over at edge of seventeen, and she was dead on -- this is a book that deserves a lot more attention than it has gotten. I had never heard of it or of Laura Amy Schlitz before she passed it to me, and I am sorry I'd missed it before. Atmospheric, suspenseful, and often amusing, with a unique and wonderful main character. It is billed as a melodrama, and it has a distinctly gothic feel, and I'm thinking I will recommend it to my younger cousin who is a fan of Anne of Green Gables once I am done with it. Schlitz's writing style is smooth and a pleasure to read.
From A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz, p234:
Maud could have wept with frustration. Outside the window, the trees were bending, and angry raindrops spattered the dust, leaving it pockmarked.
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