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Worth waiting 20 years to read...
on 11 May 2004
I first read the "Katy" series of books when I was 8 years old, and was always disappointed that the third book ended so abruptly. It wasn't until I started re-reading the books as an adult that I began to search for more information about Susan Coolidge on the internet and discovered that there were two final books in the series, albeit out of print. With rare copies of these books going for vast sums of money on auction sites (!), I danced around with happiness when I discovered that the books were finally being reprinted.
So, was it worth the wait? Absolutely! Katy finally (or so it seemed after a 20 year engagement!) gets married and Clover steps out of the shadows and becomes a much more developed character, as the title of the book suggests. After Katy's wedding, an event causes Clover to leave home where she is reunited with a past character. The only disappointment is that because a good part of the book is set away from the family home, most of the remaining Carr children have little more than a sentence to say in the whole story.
But even so, I cannot wait until Girls Gone By publish "In the High Valley" later in the year and the stories of the Carr family reach their proper conclusion.