Friday, 14 May 2021

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan


Sarah, Plain and Tall has a timeless quality about it.  It was published in 1985 but was set a lot earlier.  It is about a widowed dad and his 2 children.  He advertises for a wife and Sarah, who describes herself as plain and tall writes and offers to stay for a month to assess the situation.


The tale is touching, funny and at times heart-breaking.  Sarah sings which brings music back into their lives.  She is from the seaside in Maine  a country very different from the prairie.  She misses the sea.


  1. I haven't read the book but I did see the movie years ago and loved it. I may get the book sometime.

  2. Thank you for the review. Sounds different.

  3. I read Sarah, Plain & Tall ages ago, and its sequels. Loved it.


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