BRIDE OF KING SOLOMON by Florence McGehee

BRIDE OF KING SOLOMON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Strictly brought up by her pious foster-parents on a remote hill country farm, Aymah was ill-prepared for the sort of life she was fated to lead--marriage to a preacher who deserted her to return to his wife and family and then wedded to rambunctious Garn McClay. Her six children brought her little happiness--the eldest died of consumption, the others fought with their father and ran away from home, and the pride of the family, Hosanna, eloped with a no-count man old enough to be her father. The one pleasure Aymah had was the beautiful quilts she had made as a girl which represented all that was gracious and beautiful in life, and when she acquires a daughter-in-law who feels as she does Aymah gets a new interest and understanding of life. Written in a dialect unfortunately reminiscent of A1 Capp's Dogpatch, this is a simple tale about simple souls and effective in a limited way.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1958
Publisher: Macmillan