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De to komtesser - Valborg Dahl - Bogormen
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De to komtesser - Valborg Dahl
Title: De to komtesser (The Two Ladies)
Author: Valborg Dahl
Genre: Classic
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 159
Date read: August, 2009

After Count von Plessen had to sell his manor and admit to being bankrupt, he, his wife and their two daughters, the Ladies Addie and Gunni, have lived in a small apartment given to them by one of his childhood friends.

Gunni is an active and social girl who's well loved and spends a lot of time with the family Madsen - the town's richest family. Addie has been very sick throughout her childhood and has therefore mostly been raised by her aunt, making her shy and reclusive, which hides her sweet nature.

When Gunni is invited on a tour of Italy together with the family Madsen she makes plans to let Addie go instead.

This was one of my favourite books and definitely my favourite genre of books when I was a child/pre-teen. Unfortunately it doesn't quite pass the test of time. It's still a sweet story, but the romances depicted in it are a bit too unrealistic. I'm sure love at first sight exists, but this is just a tad too convenient for me to be able to suspend my disbelief.

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