Feelings are running high in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green. The rector's plan for the neglected churchyard doesn't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of 50 years.More
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A trip back in time to a gentler place.
Yes. The reader's voice was pleasant and of course English so who wouldn't like that? The story was entertaining and the conflicts believable.
Like all Miss Read books, there is a feeling of stepping back in time. The characters are likable, even the irascible old groundskeeper for the church, and are people you wish you could know and visit, take a cup of tea with and talk together.
It really isn't the story line in her books that I love as much as a mood she evokes with village life and human interactions and relationships. I leave each book with regret and miss the people till the next read.
Miss Read brings back some loved characters in this book and one is hard pressed to find a favorite, though I guess it would be the vicar in this story. He is so lovable and human. His 'battle' with some of the town folk shows his good sense, sweet temperament and Godly character.
I love the Miss Read. I am so glad I found them on audio and my favorite time to listen is at night before bed. What a sweet, calming way to drift off to sleep. The books are similar to Jan Karon's Mitford books yet, I prefer Miss Read's take on small town life and fine I read them (or listen) to them over and over, something I don't do with Karon's.
- Debi "reader"
- Gentle Reader Jill "Jill"