Bookclub questions

Dear Readers,

How are you enjoying your trip to Rotterdam?  I am always fascinated how much we have in common with those that lived many years before us.  How is the time that Johanna and Henriette lived like our?  How did you find it different?

I think what strikes me as very different is the role of women.  What was expected of them and how very sheltered they were.  I know that Dutch people educated their daughters more often than most countries back in the day, but still women were to marry, have children and take care of the home.

I also have to say there was a very familiar feel to how things were done in the household and I think that goes to show how many traditions arrived on the shores of America with the immigrants.

I am looking forward to finding out what Jo does next.

Happy Reading,  

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