There was no money, the family was scattered, and Lucille, who had mothered them all since she was 16, was going to be married. So the house must be sold; Lucille knew that was the only sensible things to do, but the family had other ideas.
Home they came by whatever way they could, penniless and bedraggled but with certain newfound friends who were to help them to upset Lucille's plans - all her plans for a calm, settled, and sensible life.
©1955 Elizabeth Cadell (P)2016 Janet Reynolds
I have already listened to it again. It's just a happy story and the recording is lovely.
So many fun moments in this book. Love the humor and irony.
When all the kids arrive home. :-)
All of us who are fans of Elizabeth Cadell have been hoping for these books to be released in both digital and audio! So glad to see it happening so that new generation of readers can read/hear these fun stories.
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
I am beginning to really like Elizabeth Cadell. Odd thing about her books, though, is that they really do require your full attention. Since I don't always do that, particularly with audionooks, I am finding her books good the first reading and very good the second listen. I hope that Audible will consider carrying more selections by this author.
I would definitely recommend this book! This family has so much charm! The love interests were wonderfully written and performed. The struggles and the resolutions are so believable. I can not wait for the next book about the Wayne family to be available on Audible,
All Elizabeth Cadell books are fun to read- this is one of the best!
Stevie did a great job of making the many characters so very different from each other. I have read this book many times and I thought her interpretation of Lucille was much richer in character than I had in my mind.
The moment when Simon is waiting for Long John's appearance through the kitchen window. I cry every time I read this and this performance did not disappoint me- tears came again.
How soon will Blue Sky of Spring and Six Impossible Things be available? These are the next books about the Wayne family.
That narrator brought part one of the Wayne family trilogy to life for me. I'm very grateful. I'm sure to be listening to this book again, (like I've listened to all my Audible DE Stevenson's) two or three times.
I really can't choose because to me, they are all part of the whole listening experience.
As I said, I am not able to choose one over another. I have a couple of hundred Audible books and Stevie Zimmerman rates up the top along with Barbara Rosenblat, Kate Reading, Tanya Eby, Lorelei King, Suzanne Toren, George Guidall, Juliet Stevenson, Diana Bishop, and ALL the D E Stevenson narrators.
Yes. I was overjoyed to finally get it on Audible. I am very pleased and very grateful to the author's heirs who have facilitated this.
You can't go wrong with an Elizabeth Cadell. There is something for everyone. Two autobiograhical books, some romances, some mysteries, foreign travel... I have read and owned all but one that was too scarce to buy. I've been reading them since I was a teenager and will always read them in Kindle and Audible format from now on.
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