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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Betsy's Wedding; A Betsy-Tacy Story

Betsy's Wedding: A Betsy-Tacy Story (Betsy-Tacy #10) - Maud Hart Lovelace, Vera Neville 9/2012 Such a perfectly crafted book to end the series! There's just enough hearkening back, just enough tidying up, just enough looking forward. And I don't care what the rest of you say, Sally Day is a perfectly lovely child. Perfectly lovely. 12/2009 I meant to luxuriate in this, the last book of the Betsy-Tacy series. But I was drawn in as deeply as ever. Joe topples mountains and swims seas for Betsy's love, and Betsy is still making lists and trying to be a better person. I hope it's not a spoiler to say that Betsy gets married in this book, titled as it is. Her struggles as a young wife are endearing, especially that poor meat pie she tries so hard to make. She's still a little diffident for my taste, too dependent on the men in her life, even given the times- compare and contrast the earlier Jo March- but she's who she is and I love her in spite of her girlishness. The crowd dances through this book, and the sentimental, happy ending strikes just the right tone for the end of the series.