Violet Dimond, the Holy Terror, has delivered many of the town’s children – and often their children – in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet’s calling is dying out as, with medicine’s advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough. Grace, Violet’s adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself.
Reviewed by Bookends Reading Group
Well received book. Good example of the period, its problems and developmental progress. All felt the sad ending but enjoyed the characters.
Star rating: ***