Marrying Stone

Marrying Stone

by Pamela Morsi

Meggie was a dreamer who'd spent her entire life in the tiny town of Marrying Stone.

But though her life was simple, she was always sure that someday her prince would come.

  • Series: Marrying Stone
  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.70
  • Pages: 326
  • Publish Date: August 1st 1994 by Jove
  • Isbn10: 0515114316
  • Isbn13: 9780515114317

What People Think about "Marrying Stone"

Along with her brother, Jess and her father, Onery, Meggie lives in a small cabin on the mountain, deciding straight away with the appearance of Roe her wish has come true. The Lovesick Cure is set in contemporary times, referencing many of the characters you'll find in Marrying Stone and its sequel Simple Jess. For a different setting in a simpler time, and gentler type of romance, read Marrying Stone.

Like some of the other reviews, I didn't go into this novel to read about Meggie and Roe, I went into it for Jesse. I'm glad I did, not because of the romance, but because of the friendship that blossomed between Roe and Jesse. It definitely didn't help picturing a romance between Meggie and Roe when he mentions the few other women he's been with. (Though, tbh, it would be super creepy if he were to describe his sexual experience with Meggie to Meggie's brother.) (And on the mention of creepy...I don't know how old Meggie is, but I got really icked out at Roe mentioning her "young body." I don't think she's that much younger than him, but I was really not feeling it when he said or thought that.) I also got annoyed at how Roe constantly described the Ozarks as being "primitive" and "backwoods." He came off classist to me. First Roe rejects her, with regular mentions of how he's going to leave the mountain eventually and go back to his life, and then Meggie rejects him more than once. That's bad enough, but it's worse when you consider that it's Meggie saying this, not Roe. The author already has Meggie and the Ozarks being viewed as "backwoods" and "primitive"...so what the hell are the "Indians" considered in comparison to them, then? Meggie calls her people the civilized folks in comparison to them. During both of these mentions, there's no wayward thought on the racism from Roe. He's supposed to be the educated, smart one, right?

He meets Jesse Best, a simpleminded man who claims Roe as his friend. When Meggie sees Roe, she believes her prince is finally here.

A captivating historical rendering of the Ozark people and their traditions, this short novel will win you over with characters who snag your heart. It landed in my Nook TBR along with SIMPLE JESS and THE LOVESICK CURE. Since this is a short three-book series, it seemed doable within my limited reading time. This book suits the series catch-up theme of Wendys TBR Challenge, but Im starting a new series instead of catching up on a familiar one. In the NOOK digital version, this book is listed as 212 pages, which appealed to me for this challenge. Every character is individually rendered in such a way that I grew to love them all, but Simple Jess stole the show. Its rare that I buy a whole series before reading any of them in it, but Im so glad I have all three of MARRYING STONE so theres no reason to put off completing the series.

However that illusion is quickly shattered, so the rest of the story is Meggie and Roe navigating their attraction to each other knowing that nothing could feasibly come of a relationship between them since he'll be leaving in a few months once his work is done. Things finally started happening once Meggie and Roe accidentally got "married" and we actually got to see Roe doing his work collecting folk songs, which I was excited about because I love that kind of stuff.

STORY BRIEF: Harvard educated Roe is researching folk music. He stays with Meggie, Jesse, and their father. Jesse says hes never had a friend before and is excited that Roe is his new friend. 2. Conflicts between Roe and Meggie, trying to stay apart from each other. 3. Roe working on the farm, gathering music, and interacting with the locals. The Meggie romance was ok, but it didnt stand out. And I loved his story in the sequel Simple Jess.

Her stubborn resistance to marrying without love was a little trying to the patience, but Roe was definitely persistent.

This book is different than any other I have read.

to research music and lyrcis of the mountain people, believing they are of ancient Scottish-Irish -Celtic origin. As you can guess the love story lies with Roe and Meggie. There was apparently a lot of research done by the author, and although some readers may view the characters as being unrealistic, I would disagree totally.

She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since.