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    • The Four Graces

    • Miss Buncle, Book 4
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The four Grace sisters love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters never seem to run out of conversation, jokes, and pleasant ways to pass the time together. They truly are the happiest of families. That is, until Aunt Rona comes to town. Rona intends to stay with the Graces indefinitely, and her meddlesome attitude immediately sets the sisters' teeth on edge. Throw in another unexpected houseguest, some potential suitors and a case of mistaken intentions, and the members of the Grace family suddenly find themselves quite out of their element.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a glimpse of Buncle

    • By Jerri C on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Miss Buncle's Book

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    The scene of this entertaining story is laid in a charming English village. The plot centres round Miss Barbara Buncle, a maiden lady who was obliged to write a book because – as she naively explained – her dividends were so poor. Unfortunately, Miss Buncle had no imagination, so she wrote about her friends – quite kindly and truthfully, of course, for she was a benevolent and veracious soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good, I'll read them all!!

    • By Heather on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Young Clementina

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Charlotte Dean enjoys nothing more than the solitude of her London flat and the monotonous days of her work at a travel bookshop. But when her younger sister unceremoniously bursts into her quiet life one afternoon, Charlotte's world turns topsy-turvy. Beloved author D. E. Stevenson captures the intricacies of post-World War I England with a light, comic touch that perfectly embodies the spirit of the time. Alternatively heartbreaking and witty, The Young Clementina is a touching tale of love, loss and redemption through friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Dean's Dilemma

    • By Jerri C on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Summerhills

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Summerhills continues the story of the lives and loves of the Ayrton family, in particular that of Major Roger Ayrton M.C., his brother, and three young half-sisters. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this entire series

    • By Julie on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Gerald and Elizabeth

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Gerald Brown is a handsome and brilliant young engineer - wrongfully accused of stealing diamonds from his South African firm. Why has he been framed? Elizabeth Burleigh is a beautiful and talented West End actress – compelled to deny herself what marriage could bring her. What is the secret that impairs her love? Gerald and Elizabeth are half-brother and sister. They are reunited in London and together they face the mysteries that have made them both so unhappy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The story is dated

    • By mpmkennedy on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $14.86

    • Vittoria Cottage

    • Drumberley, Book 1
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Since being widowed, Caroline Dering has been content to live her life solely for her children. Then the mysterious Robert Shepperton arrives in the village. At first, Caroline's gentle heart is simply touched by his obvious unhappiness; until gradually she finds her sympathy turning into love. But the visit of her lovely younger sister, Harriet, to Vittoria Cottage, throws Caroline into a turmoil - because Harriet also falls for Mr. Shepperton....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a good listen to a wonderful novel

    • By Carol Mello on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Sarah's Cottage

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Recently married to Charles, Sarah is furnishing a cottage in Scotland and starting on a life in sharp contrast to their wartime experiences. Their full entrance into village life is helped by Sarah's delightful grandparents, who have given them the land on which they have built their cottage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging old fashioned story

    • By Constance on 12-30-11

    Regular price: $18.37

    • Young Mrs Savage

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    When Dinah was 19, Gilbert was a sort of fairy prince. She had loved him madly but gradually she had begun to realise that he was not quite so wonderful. Despite keeping her eyes firmly shut, her heart had known there was something wrong. When Gilbert is killed in a flying accident, she is left with four children to raise. Life is hard, fighting back loneliness and eking out a meagre pension. But when her brother, Dan, newly demobbed from the Navy, arrives to whisk them away to the seaside, Dinah can at last find peace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favourite

    • By Angela on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Blue Sapphire

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    On a beautiful spring day, Julia Harburn sat on a seat in Kensington Gardens enjoying the sunshine. She was wearing a white frock and a large straw hat with a sapphire-blue ribbon which exactly matched her eyes - a strange coincidence, as it turned out, for the blue sapphire was to have a far-reaching influence upon her life. So far, her life had been somewhat dull and circumscribed; but quite suddenly her horizons were enlarged. She began to make new friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A meandering journey

    • By L on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The House of the Deer

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    At short notice, Gerald Burleigh Brown is asked to take a deer-stalking holiday in place of his brother-in-law. The old hunting lodge where Gerald stays is miles from the nearest village and surrounded by the forest with its high rocky hills. Apart from getting to know the other people in the house party, Gerald gradually begins to understand and make friends with the local inhabitants. Then suddenly an outburst of violence changes the whole nature of his holiday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading of a very good book

    • By Angela on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $13.73

    • Sarah Morris Remembers

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    With the help of her old diaries, Sarah Morris recounts her life story. The daughter of an English vicar, she begins by telling of her happy childhood with her brothers and sister in their country village. As a teenager, Sarah’s brother brings home a friend - Charles, a charming Austrian to whom she quickly becomes close. Over the years they fall in love, but when war breaks out Charles must return to Austria. While she awaits his return, Sarah quietly continues working hard and caring for her family. But she can’t stop wondering if she will ever see her sweetheart again…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story

    • By Hearth on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Celia's House

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In name and by birth, Celia was a Dunne. She had inherited the beautiful old family home by the Rydd Water – but was she bound to live her life by the principles of her predecessors? Was there some hidden restraint that compelled her to heed the past? Celia’s house is a moving and poignant story of the struggle between old and young: the older generation anxious to preserve the values they have helped create while their children are determined at all costs to make lives of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boarder area of Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Winter and Rough Weather

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Leslie Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Rhoda, an artist from London, and her childhood sweetheart, James, finally wed, following a lot of deliberation - particularly on Rhoda's side. Her love for James outbalances her career, and she takes the plunge into living the life of a farmer's wife at Boscath farm in Scotland. Arriving at Boscath, they employ a cook, Miss Flockie, who is exceptional in her duties and, more importantly, a friend to Rhoda. Their new home, although quaint, is isolated, and Rhoda misses her life in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Completing the Drumberley Trilogy

    • By Jerri C on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $22.06

    • Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    D. E. Stevenson's fine sense of characterisation and romance makes this novel a delight to read. It is a golden tale of ordinary, lovable people in a small town of Beilford. Sue, the Baker's daughter, makes an uncharacteristically impulsive decision to accept a post as housekeeper to Mr and Mrs Darnay, dashing her family's hopes of her marrying a local suitor. And when Mrs Darnay suddenly departs, Sue's position in the house is left open to idle gossip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scotland as told by D. E. Stevenson

    • By Jerri C on 09-30-14

    Regular price: $15.34

    • Miss Buncle Married

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Marriage to her publisher, Arthur Abbott, has done nothing to stop Barbara Buncle from involving herself in the lives of her neighbours. After leaving Silverstream and moving to London, Barbara and Arthur are enjoying their newly-wedded bliss, but not the city life. The only solution to their problem? Returning to the country. Silverstream is out of the question, but Barbara eventually finds the perfect candidate in the town of Wandlebury.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A comfortable story

    • By Sara on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Mrs. Tim of the Regiment

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Vivacious, young Hester Christie tries to run her home like clockwork, as would befit the wife of British Army officer, Tim Christie. However hard Mrs Tim strives for seamless living amidst the other army wives, she is always moving flat-out to remember groceries, rule lively children, side-step village gossip and placate her husband with bacon, eggs, toast and marmalade. Left alone for months at a time whilst her husband is with his regiment, Mrs Tim resolves to keep a diary of events large and small in her family life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort reading through and through

    • By Holly on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Golden Days

    • Further Leaves from Mrs Tim's Journal
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Mrs Tim goes to the Highlands of Scotland and is involved in a plot to rescue a naval officer from the toils of a siren; but, alas, the best laid plans "gang aft agley". The characters are skilfully drawn, from the fierce Mrs London, with her heart of gold, to the garrulous Mrs Falconer, whose muddled stories of her girlhood make excruciatingly funny reading.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Travel to Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 05-16-10

    Regular price: $16.62

    • The Fair Miss Fortune

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Jane Fortune causes a stir when she arrives in the small community of Dingleford. She has bought an old cottage and plans to open a tearoom. Old friends Charles Weatherby and Harold Prestcott both fall for the newcomer, but her behaviour seems to vary wildly – she encourages first one then the other and at other times barely recognises them. Is there more to the fair Miss Fortune than meets the eye?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Humorous Look at 1930s English Village Life

    • By Pam on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $14.14

    • Emily Dennistoun

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Emma D'Inverno
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Emily Dennistoun lives alone with her elderly tyrannical father at Borriston Hall on the Scottish coast. Her mother died many years before, and her younger brother is at Oxford, presented with opportunities that Emily can only dream of. She has few friends and lives through her writing. Then she meets Francis, and despite vicissitudes of fortune, despite uncertainties, loneliness, and unhappiness, Emily holds steadfast to a love she knows is true.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An early example of Stevenson's works

    • By Jerri C on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.34

    • Music in the Hills

    • Drumberley, Book 2
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland. He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone, where he hopes to learn to be a farmer. But he soon learns that picking up farming isn't an easy task and is made even more complicated by the unexpected ups and down of rural village life. Sheep-stealing crooks, village gossip, lovestruck teenage runaways, and a brunette bombshell all disturb the peaceful solitude James had willingly signed up for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $20.56

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