A work of unusual promise. Mrs. Holmes possesses an enviable talent in the study of American character, which is so perfectly developed by acute observation from life, that it would now be impossible for her to write an uninteresting book.- Philadelphia Saturday Bulletin.

There still lingers the artist-mind, enlivening, cheering, and consoling by happy thoughts and pleasant words; moving the heart alternately to joy or sorrow, convulsing with laughter, or bringing tears to the eyes. - Rochester American.

The characters are well drawn, and the tale is one of interest. It will find many well pleased readers. - Albany Statesman.

The story is simple, natural, truthful. - Rochester Daily Advertiser.

Before we were aware, we had read the first two chapters. We read on - and on - and it was long after midnight when we finished the volume. We could not leave it. We know of no work with which we could compare "'Lena Rivers" - so as to form a just estimation of its merits. - Merrickville Chronicle.

It is not the first of the author's works, but it is the best. - State Register.

To the sex we commend it, on the assurance of its merit, volunteered to us by ladies in whose critical acumen we have the fullest confidence. - Buffalo Express.

The story opens in New England, and is continued in Kentucky, with very lively and characteristic sketches of scenery and character in both States. It is both good and INTERESTING. - New York Daily Times.

The moral of the plot is excellent. Cowardly virtue, as exhibited by 'Lena's father, may here learn a lesson without suffering his bitter experience; while the rashness of youth may be warned against desperate acts, before a perfect understanding is had. - New Bedford Express.

This is an American novel possessing merit far superior to many which have been published during the last two years. The delineations of character are neatly and accurately drawn, and the tale is a deeply interesting one, containing many and varied Incidents, illustrative of the workings of the human mind, and of social and domestic life in different parts of this country. The lesson to be deduced from its pages is a profitable one which is more than can be said of many novels of the day. - Porifolio.

The scene of this tale is in Kentucky, although New England figures in it somewhat, and New Englanders still more largely. It is written in a lively style, and the interest is not allowed to flag till the story terminates. One of the best things in the book is its sly and admirable hits at American aristocracy. It quietly shows some of the plebeian location," which have, early or late, been connected with the "first families," and gives us a peep behind the curtain into the private life of those who are often objects of envy.

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25 Park Row, New York.