The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest by Charlotte M. Yonge
A neglectful father appears one day and demands his daughter’s services. He takes his daughter, Christina, by force from her adoptive parents in order to take care of an ailing lord’s daughter. Christina displays unparalleled bravery by settling in the prison like castle, facing vulgar customs, and being a nurse to girl her own age.
Yonge has an eye for detail. Her vision of the ancient Germany’s mountain ranges, castles nested and secluded play at the backdrop of this picturesque novel. Christina is portrayed as a saint, when she gives everything to the castle community and yet gains nothing in return.
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