I wanted to link to this post for World Read Aloud Day this year. I fixed the broken link, added headings, and links to other posts that relate to Holmes.
Why You Should Know and Love Holmes
Mary J. Holmes is the best selling author that you probably have never heard of. Holmes was a leading author of the 19th century, but she slowly fell out of favor. I knew about her because she was one of the favorite authors of my Great-Grandmother. She was such a favorite author that she named her oldest daughter, my grandmother, after a character in the collection of short stories Homestead on the Hillside. It was because of that I started to collect Holmes books and discovered that there is frustratingly little information about her.
Then Ann Romines pointed out in Constructing the Little House that Millbank, the only novel mentioned by name in the “Little House” series, was written by Holmes. I admit I never made the connection. That has made me love Holmes even more. [Ed. Note: In the…
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