Felcity Learns a Lesson
There are a couple of major themes in this book. The first deals with Felicity being sent to a woman in order to learn how a young lady is supposed to behave, including how to properly serve tea, how to write properly, social etiquette, etc. The second theme revolves around the coming American revolution and the trouble that is going on in relation to the taxation of tea. The colonies are being split between those who support the King of England, loyalists, and those who want to break away from England, the Patriots.
This is something that lead to families being torn apart and neighbor turning against neighbor. Mistrust and anger abound, and Felicity has to learn how to deal with that.
As always, there is an interesting historical section added. It's also interesting to see just how patriarchal the entire system as at that time, as girls were to learn housewifery duties, and definitely not things that men were expected to learn. A woman's lot at that time was pretty much centered on growing up, finding a husband and having children. Period.
It was a different world and the book gives us a good glimpse into it.
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