History Heartwarming / DearAmerica

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* Rafaela, one of Rosalia's employers' daughters, is a frail and sickly young woman. One night, Rosa discovers her crying because of this, figuring her ill health means she will never be courted or marry. Rosalia kindly suggests a few things that will help Rafaela, such as getting more fresh air and eating more. It works, and the two girls become closer despite age and class differences.



* Near the end of the journey to Oregon, Hattie is good and tired of feeling dirty, exhausted, and ugly. So she puts on her best dress and tries to coil her hair on her head like Ma (the best she can do is a long braid). She expects Ma to be upset that she's wearing her best clothes on the trail. Instead, Ma simply touches Hattie's cheek and quietly comments on how pretty she looks.




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* During her big theatrical debut in ''Shulamith,'' Zippy bursts out crying backstage because she sees Miriam and Sean in the audience. Due to family troubles noted above, she hadn't seen her sister for months. Two actors step in to comfort her, and when she says she's no star, one of them tells her, "It all begins with a twinkle."
18th Jun '16 1:07:15 PM toongrrl1990
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* Amber notes she loves hugging her father, he smells like ice cream soda to her.
18th Jun '16 12:26:37 PM toongrrl1990
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* Mrs. Billows inviting Kame and her family to Christmas dinner, after comforting her about her shame in being Japanese.
* The family makes some time to watch ''Film/HowGreenWasMyValley'' before Christmas, which touches Amber to tears.
---> I cried from beginning to end. I don't usually cry at movies. I don't know what came over me. Lately I feel real sensitive, and the movie made me think about how much I care about my family. Even [[ManlyTears An]][[AloofBigBrother dy]] was choked up, you could tell.
18th Jun '16 11:49:40 AM toongrrl1990
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* Kame's relationship with her [[CoolUncle aunt Miss Kozuke]].
18th Jun '16 11:34:26 AM toongrrl1990
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[[folder: I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691]]

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2nd Mar '16 4:13:50 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* Rosalina's employee/master takes her aside specifically to say he approves of her Lenten sacrifice.

* Later on, it is discovered that [[spoiler: Rosa and her brother Domingo are related to their employer, and he adopts them.]]


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* Although Anetka's marriage is arranged and awkward, all her interactions with her daughters are heartwarming. So too are her SlapSlapKiss interactions with Leon, right up until [[spoiler: TheyDo.]]


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* Midway through the diary, Zipporah's middle sister Miriam marries an Irish-American fireman, causing her family to disown her and her mother to pretend she is dead. At the end, [[spoiler: Miriam and her husband come to see Zipporah's play, and Miriam confronts her mother. The entire family makes up.]]

* Around her birthday, Zipporah feels no one cares about her or notices her big day because life has been so chaotic. Her oldest sister Tovah makes a point to take her to a grown-up café, where other surprises like flowers and hair ribbons await.

* Miriam's secret love interest Sean makes her a handmade card for Valentine's Day, despite the fact that their romance is forbidden on both sides.


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* The relationship between Bess and her twin sister Elin falls into this. Elin does several small heartwarming things after Bess becomes blind, such as writing her diary entries and giving her cat a bell so Bess knows when she is nearby.


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* The boarders at Hawkins' Boarding House all come together to comfort Mrs. Rosenthal during an air raid drill. Doubly heartwarming since it turns out she [[spoiler: narrowly escaped the Nazis.]]
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* The Epilogue reads that Alma married Cyril and became the Duchess of Eddington, Alma's parents reconciled, the families got together for her wedding at his family estate in England with Kat and Clary as bridesmaids, Kat soon met a man who was intrigued by her unique personality and daring after a coma, and she has three children---one named Cassandra after Kat's late sister Cassie and gave Cassie her diary.
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* Alma falling in love with a wounded soldier named Cyril.
* The suffragists are released from jail, along with Mrs. Wilhelm and Kat's Mother, who've shown up for a school ceremony of their daughters, especially Kat winning an award for proficiency in Latin. Kat runs and hugs her mother.
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* Mother's letter to her husband and daughter where she writes of her treatment in jail and notes how she hates she's missing several months of her daughter growing up and how their sacrifice is the greatest in the family, "that of the youngest child and the patient and understanding husband" and notes that they are all truth seekers.
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