Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Wives And Daughters: A Review

Molly Gibson with her Father
When I first stumbled upon this classic story, I fell in love with it right away.
The beauty, purity, and issues presented captivated my heart.
"Wives and Daughters", written by Elizabeth Gaskell in the 1800's, is both a wonderful book and an enchanting movie{ by BBC in 1999}.It tells the story of a young lady {Molly Gibson} who lives with her dear father in a small town in England. Her mother died while she was young, and therefore her relationship with her father was highly prized and cherished. Her father was a loving man and was devoted to his daughter....

Mr. Gibson decides to marry later on in Molly's life, and the woman he chooses is one who is, simply put, a tool to help add to Molly's virtue of patience. With a new mother comes a new step-sister named Cynthia, Molly has a completely different life before her. Molly and Cynthia become very good friends, though Cynthia's past tangles up in Molly's life and Cynthia captures the heart of a young man that Molly cherishes...  as the story unfolds, you will continually see Molly's truthful, pure, selfless, and humble character beautifully portrayed, even though others begin to judge her otherwise. She remains steadfast under severe trails, and her virtuous character always prevails.

Thoughts that filled my mind as I watched this movie were the blessings of purity {as she displays with her relationship with the Hamley's.}and the joy that follows when a daughter cherishes her relationship with her father.

Molly's selfless character is a pleasant joy to revisit time and time again, and her Godly virtues are to be applicable in every young ladies' life...

A book worth reading a hundred times... a movie that you will immediately fall in love with... "Wives and Daughters" is a wonderful story and will captivate your heart!



  1. Lovely review, Shannon! I'll have to watch 'Wives and Daughters' sounds like another inspiring movie. :)

  2. Sounds great! Thanks for the heads-up...I want to watch this now. ;)

  3. Awwwww! I love this movie! I'll never forget the first time I watched it. I was sleeping over at a friends house with some other girlfriends and we all sat down for the movie......we watched all the way through-no stops ;)
    Great review Shannon! Good choice!


    P.S. Your right the book is fantastic as well! Have you watched or read her other book "North & South?"


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