GOODNESS AND MERCY JENKINS by Bianca Bradbury

GOODNESS AND MERCY JENKINS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

hen a fiery, rebellious sixteen-year-old girl living in Connecticut during the late 17th century becomes too independent for the Puritan community of New Haven, the results are chaotic, the punishments severe. Mercy Jenkins was determined to end for herself and her little brother after her parents' deaths. But, the towns-men had other ideas; they chose a respectable husband for her, complete with family, and placed her under the care of the minister until she should marry. Mercy's struggle against straight-laced conventions is carefully plotted and narrated; Bianca Bradbury has risen far above her last book Amethyst Summer (1963, p. 121, J-55) which compared with this one-seems even less worthwhile.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1963
Publisher: ves Washburn