What Thrush Green is about:
This volume introduces Thrush Green, the neighboring village to Fairacre: its blackthorn bushes, thatch-roofed cottages, enchanting landscape, and jumble sales. Readers will delight in a new cast of characters and also welcome familiar faces as they become immersed in the village's turn of events on one pivotal day -- May Day. Before the day is over, life and love and perhaps eternity will touch the immemorial peace of the village.
Why I wanted to read it: I have been reading Nan's blog, Letters From a Hill Farm, for quite some time and have enjoyed her book reports and felt like I needed to make time for this book that she loved.
Source: My public library
- I have to say that I found this book extremely charming. Sometimes I am just in the mood for a book where I get to spend time with characters and not much happens. Well, at least much in earth-shattering events that is.
- I enjoy books that play out over the course of one day and the author captures this perfectly for the reader and the characters come to life very easily in ones mind. I also loved the occasional sketchs to give the reader another vision of the inhabitants of Thrush Green.
If you're looking to slow down a bit in life, to just sit back and spend a day in a bucolic and charming village, then this book may be perfect for you!
The following paragraph illustrates perfectly what this book is about:
"I've never been to Thrush Green yet without feelin' the better for it." She climbed heavily into bed sighing happily. "Ah, well! I've had a good day," said Mrs. Curdle, and blew out the light."
Bookish Thoughts #29
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