|Reviews for The Final Moments of Jerusha Bromley Hale|
| Dan Sickles 11/14/12 . chapter 1
This is a wonderful story, and a beautiful tribute to a real movie classic!
| Rye-bread 11/14/09 . chapter 1
I always enjoyed the movie version of Abner’s elder years over the book version-he took on a more enlightened attitude. But the book is probably more realistic.
I recognize Abner in your story. It’s me. And I know what halted his tongue-shame and candor. Would he have been better to say it, and delight his wife’s final moments, even though they both might know it might not be true? Yes. Candor be damned-at least in this case. I am now divorced. There’s a life lesson for you. Women want to be told they’re loved
Better to be “one that lov'd not wisely but too well”, to quote Shakespeare. That was said, of course, by Othello-who killed his wife by a more direct means, ironically. Now, that fella’s problem wasn’t too much love-it was too much suspicion and possessiveness-the same problem as that of modern wife beaters-but that’s a whole ‘nother story.
Descriptive-faithful to Michener-stark ending.