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Number of Pages: 286
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Eliot Family Trilogy
Matriarch of the family, Lucilla, has spent a lifetime making the Hampshire estate of Damerosehay a haven for the Eliots. When her favorite grandson, David, falls in love with a woman who belongs to another, Lucilla sees her most cherished ambitions put at risk. But can she persuade David and Nadine to put duty before love?
Discover why so many have already fallen in love with this favorite of Goudge novels.
Elizabeth Goudge was a British novelist (1900-1984) born into the home of an Anglican priest and theologian. She wrote children's books as well as novels--her Green Dolphin Street was made into an Academy-Award winning film. In style and themes she parallels English writers such as the creator of the Miss Read series as well mirroring the spiritual depth found in George MacDonald's Victorian novels. She won the Carnegie Award in 1947 for The Little White Horse, which is J. K. Rowling's favorite children's book.
-The Sunday Times
Princess RenCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The quality of the paperbook was good.December 26, 2013Princess RenCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3If you enjoy books where the author spends a LOT of time describing the background/settings etc, then this book is for you. It was a little too much for me, and it bogged me down a bit.
And the name of one of the family pets in the story is, in my opinion, a swear word, "The Bastard" which means I cannot donate this series to our church library.
The overall story was alright and I will read the other two books in the series since I bought them already, but I won't be in a hurry to buy this author's books again.
CoraAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5English novel of duty versus loveAugust 29, 2013CoraAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ms Goudge writes a vivid English novel about love that clashes with duty. Her style is similar to Jane Austen, even the Brontes, with much detail but the novel is worth every minute invested. Also recommended is THE DEAN'S WATCH by Eliz Goudge.