Roger has made the Army his career. Anne has settled down as housekeeper to old Mr Orme, the rector. Nell looks after the old house, and it is upon her that the comfort and well-being of the family depend.
A new generation is growing up. The story begins as Roger flies home to Amberwell on leave, full of plans for his family and home.
©1955 D. E. Stevenson; (P)2008 Soundings
These were really sweet novels. The author does a wonderful job depicting the secret world children build away from adults, the love of place that runs through generations for a family home, and bittersweet pain involved in having a "difficult" parent and living with the choices we make to escape that person....
Years ago, I read as many of DE Stevenson's books as I could find but they are
In almost all of DE Stevenson's books, there is a moment when someone realizes they have been in love with someone else for a long time without knowing it, and this book is no exception.
Lesley has a beautiful voice. Every word is clear and her accents are just enough to distinguish the different characters without going
There are a few very romantic moments that did make me cry.
This is a sequel to Amberwell, so it's best to read it after the first book, although it can stand on its own (all the characters and previous situations are explained). Also, I believe that DE Stevenson was related to Robert Louis Stevenson (a cousin?) so she came from a family of writers, and it shows.
I very much enjoyed listening to this sequel to Amberwell. Lesley Mackie's voice is perfect for the series. I very much enjoyed following the continued lives of the Aryton family and their friends. I love books about Scotland and this one is high on my list.
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