12/04/2004

The Herb of Grace

Second in the Damerosehay trilogy by Elizabeth Goudge.

Lucilla persuades her son George (subtly) to buy the old inn 'Herb of Grace', although his wife Nadine wants to stay in her smart Chelsea home. But it's better for the children to live in the country - particularly Ben, who's prone to asthma - and eventually even Nadine learns to love her new home.

Discoveries are made, lessons are learned; new people arrive and are women into the Elio tapestry. The wood becomes a special place to each member of the family, and hearts are healed. A charming book which leaves a good feeling at the end. My longer review at the Ciao site is called, 'Eliots of Damerosehay: book 2'.

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