Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Legacy of Cain

Ooooh, doesn't that sound thrilling??

Well, I am cheating a bit with this, as it is another re-read. But. Here's the dealio.

I ran off to NE Texas (remember, the Cabin?) without going to the library! I know! I couldn't believe it myself. I really don't know what was wrong with me. I have a list of books to read too!

Anyway, I have left a few books to read here and two of these are books by Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone and The Legacy of Cain. You might have also heard of The Woman in White. These are all really enjoyable books.
Legacy of Cain (Pocket Classics)
My favorite by Collins

Collins was one of the first of the mystery writers. Although these novels were written in the 1800s and are not "bloody" or gratuitously violent, they are, in my humble opinion, fairly suspenseful. With quite a few twists and turns, and differing viewpoints, you are not quite sure what is going on 'til the end.

The Legacy of Cain is the story of two girls - one is the daughter of a murderess and the other of a minister and his wife. The couple adopt the first one and raise her, never telling her, nor anyone else, of her past.

The two grow up together and love each other like sisters...UNTIL...a MAN enters the picture! It's interesting to see how their jealousies play out. How far will each go to defeat her rival? Will their mothers' traits affect their actions now? have to read it to find out.


  1. The cover looks good too!

    Merry Christmas.

  2. I'm pretty sure you got the brains in the family, but Im going to keep trying classics

  3. Oh, that does sound intriguing! Over the last year, several bloggers have blogged about Wilkie Collins and the Woman in White. I had never heard of Collins-- But I added The Woman in White to my TBR-- I'll add this one too!!

  4. I did love The Woman in White--this one sounds intriguing too. Have a Happy New Year--here's to a great 2011 in books and life!

  5. Sounds great! I've decided to read at least one re-read a year from now on. Why not? Like visiting an old friend.


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