Sandra K

Claremont, CA, USA
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  • Bless This House

  • By: Norah Lofts
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes, Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The house was built in the Old Queen's time: built for an Elizabethan pirate who was knighted for the plunder he brought home. It survived many eras, many reigns: it saw the passing of Cromwell and the Civil War. It became rich with an Indian Nabob and poor with a 20th century innkeeper. It saw wars, and lovers, and death. Children were born there, both heirs and bastards. It had ghosts and legends and a history that grew stranger with every generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bless This House - my take

  • By Kalona1982 on 04-05-09

Mostly Unpleasant

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-08

Somehow the title led me to think that it would be full of blessings. It is mostly a saga of frustration, missed opportunities and bitterness, generation after generation. The blessings take hundreds of years to arrive.

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