Forever and Forever
“A well-researched, emotionally charged tale. A love story . . . fit for the ages.”--Publishers Weekly. January 2016 READ MORE
It's 1836, and nineteen-year-old Fanny Appleton, a privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. Like many girls of her day, she enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles. But unlike her peers, Fanny is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits.
Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe, but under much different circumstances. Recently widowed, he is gathering credentials he hopes will secure his professorship at Harvard College. Befriended by the Appleton family while visiting Switzerland, Henry is introduced to Fanny and sees in her a kindred spirit; a lover of language and literature and high ideals. He is in love almost from the start. Fanny, however, is uncertain. He is from a much lower social class and ten years her senior. How could such a relationship ever thrive?
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