Author:Margaret Ridgely Bergenstjerna

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“...And She Smiled, Because She Knew...”

By: Margaret Ridgely Bergenstjerna

Price: $28.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3450

ISBN: 788434500

Condition: (2004), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 300 pp, Heritage Books


This is a true story. It is a poorly disguised portrait of the author's own life, and her love for her husband Axel, even as it depicts the life story of her maternal grandmother Emily McAlpin. It began in 1913 at a gala evening party at the home of a prominent family in Trenton, New Jersey. Emily was close to middle age, a woman of stunning beauty and charm and with a disarming wit and intelligence. When her host introduced the guest of honor, the current of a force so ... View more info