❤️ Learning about how the umbrella was introduced to England.
What Didn’t Work:
👎 Big words that a young child may not know made it difficult to follow.
This children’s booktells the story of how umbrellas were introduced to London by Jonas Hanway. we are introduced to Jonas, who is quite a grumpy man and does not like to get wet! All of London just deals with the wet environment, but Jonas is sick of it. He travels the world for a place that does not get rain and stumbles upon umbrellas being used in other places. He brings an umbrella back home with him and uses it for 30 years while people snicker at him.
How I Felt:
I had a lot of feelings about this book. I was SO excited to receive this book. The cover is fabulous and I thought it would be a great book for my kids to learn about umbrellas. It is a cute story and the illustrations throughout the entire book are absolutely stunning! The wording used though, cause a lot of problems for me.
What I Loved: The female lead, Constance is full of fire and vinegar and I love her. She’s angry about her situation and there is no way she’s going down without letting every man around know about it.
How I Felt: I loved the evolving romance. It’s a great trope of hate to love. I laughed at Constance, but also felt her embarrassment when she went overboard.
To Read or Not To Read: This book is for any romance-lovers! It’s also set in colonial US, adding another fun piece to the story! Deeanne Gist write a great love story that you enjoy all the way through!
Constance Morrow arrives in Virginia disembarking an English ship. She is angry. She has been sent against her will and she will only accept being sent right back.
Drew O’Connor, a widower, is only looking for someone to take care of his home and his little sister. What he gets is Constance Morrow; not exactly what he was looking for.
Drew and Constance are consistently at odds with each other. Constance wants nothing to do with housework, and she’s always making a scene, intended or not. Can they find a way to live with each other, or will Constance end up on a ship back home, and Drew without a wife?