UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern

Myrtle Reed

Book Overview: 

This begins with an odd inheritance at the end of a honeymoon, both parties being inexperienced. Then someone comes to visit, then another, until we've got a chaotic bedlam of New England's tragically off the wall odd-ball relations. Our protagonists may not communicate efficiently at first but at least they've got a sense of humors. The humouros style keeps up as well as some moments of luster and rich feeling about the printed word itself.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Won’t it be lovely,” she cried ecstatically, 66 “to have our own bossy cow mooing in the barn, and our own chickens for Sunday dinner, and our own milk, and butter, and cream? And I’ll drive the vegetable waggon and you can take the things in——”

“I guess not,” interrupted Harlan, firmly. “If you’re going to do that sort of thing, you’ll have people to do the work when I can’t help you. The idea of my wife driving a vegetable cart!”

“All right,” answered Dorothy, submissively, wise enough to let small points settle themselves and have her own way in things that really mattered. “I’ve not forgotten that I promised to obey you.”

A gratified smile spread over Harlan’s smooth, boyish face, and, half-fearfully, she reached into her sleeve for a handkerchief which she had hitherto carefully concealed.

“That’s not a. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this little, old-fashioned story. A young couple have just inherited a large home. He is eager to begin a career as a novelist, she is eager to begin her life as a homemaker. Unbeknownest to them, they have also inherited all the relatives who come to stay for several months eac

I really enjoyed this book- it’s a good solid 3 stars for me. It’s no Anthony Trollope, nor any other masters of a novel but it is interesting reading. I read most Victorian-era fiction and this one seems almost modern as I believe it was published right on the cusp of the 20th century.
I listened t

Funny with satire and an abundance of misfit characters. A perfect choice for those who enjoy adding books onto their Halloween reads list. 3.5 stars

I selected this title for the Legacy Vintage Collection, and I adore it! Newlyweds Harlan and Dorothy Carr have no idea what they're getting into when they inherit an old house from a distant relative and decide to spend a summer there to escape the city life, because it turns out that even though U

Well, this is my 6th Myrtle Reed book this summer. I found a whole collection of her pretty little books in an antique store and thought they'd be a welcomed summertime distraction from all the dark, heavy bestsellers my book clubs have been reading. And they were...at first. Simple love stories fro

View More Reviews