January 2, 2007
Hmmm....I like Elizabeth Winthrop's children's books better. She's a great writer, and the story itself was excellent, but I guess "unsettling" is the word that best describes In My Mother's House. This isn't a terribly cheerful book and is, in fact, very disturbing at times. Still, I don't regret reading it. If nothing else, it was an interesting look into one girl's life in the latter part of the 1800s and early 1900s.