Back Cover Blurb
"The novel's action begins in 1884, when Grover Cleveland became the first Democratic president since the end of the Civil war, and it centers about the emergence of Colonel Miltiades Vaiden as a figure of wealth and power in the city of Florence."
This was one of the hardest stories to get into until now. I didn't like the character of Miltiades, nor the descriptions of the women in the book. It isn't until well into the second half that things really start to happen, and even then it didn't peak my interest enough to want to keep reading. Maybe this is the case because it is the second part of a trilogy, but it all felt very bland to me.
Favorite Character(s): Toussaint
First sentence: "In response to his wife's uncertain inquiry about the political speaking, Colonel Miltiades Vaiden called back from his gate that he did not think there would be any ladies at the courthouse that evening."
Page Count: 571
Another thing we did on our yearly end-of-october-forest-walk, was collect tons of leaves, pineapples, nuts and more, in the most beautiful shades of orange, yellow, red, brown.
When we got home, we couldn't come with a great way to use them for decoration. So we did what everyone would do: Pinterest, baby! We found some great and easy-to-make ideas right away.
We loved these the most:
The DIY Fall Centerpiece from May Days The Thankful Tree from Simply Vintagegirl
We didn't have the tiny pumpkins, but other than that, I think we managed to recreate the centerpiece quite nicely. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving because we're not American, but I loved the idea of the thankful tree anyway. This year we just went with a variation with leaves and pineapples, but next year we're doing the small chalkboards as well! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but we do have a lot to be thankful for!
This is how it ended up, I think it turned out lovely!
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