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Family Tree #1: Better to Wish

by Ann M. Martin

This story is about Abby Nichols' life as a young girl. It is during the Great Depression, but her father's carpentry business is doing well. To show off his wealth, her father moves the family into a grand house near town, which has a richly decorated parlor and maids. Abby likes living near the town, especially because she can look into Zander's bedroom window through her bedroom window. But soon, her mother dies, shortly after giving birth to another baby. Then Abby's father decides to remarry Helen March, and she and the children do not get along. After she graduates from High School, Abby is not allowed go off and get a job. Her life was quite dull when Zander proposes to her, but she refuses. She decides to go to New York and get a job there. Her father finally consents. While she is there, she meets Zander again, again he proposes, and this time, she accepts. You'll have to read the next one, The Long Way Home to read about their married life. I'd give this book four chirps (on a one to five scale), because it was very sad in parts, but had a very happy ending.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
submitted by Mag Fan, age
(January 24, 2014 - 7:53 am)

That book is depressing!

submitted by S.E.
(June 1, 2014 - 12:56 pm)

This book is so meaningful. It is a favorite of mine. I have also read all the books in the series. 

submitted by Horse Spirit Girl, Barnes and Noble
(March 8, 2015 - 5:31 pm)