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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I love books like that!ReplyDelete
I could do with more of these types of books!Delete
This sounds really good!!!ReplyDelete
It really was charming!Delete
This sounds like a lovely book for a light read - sort of like sorbet between dinner courses (you know, like we all serve at home during our dinners?)ReplyDelete
I always serve sorbet in the finest crystal glasses!Delete
I really could use a vacation to a place like that!ReplyDelete
I'm going with you!Delete
I do like these short bookish thoughts :) They tell it allReplyDelete
Why thank you dear! I'm getting tired of long reviews...keeping them short and sweet, or trying at least!Delete
I haven't read anything I'd call "charming" in a long while. I may just have to check this series out.ReplyDelete
I've been waiting for the right time and place to read this one, too. Nan and Stacy (Book Psmith) are such fans and I totally trust their judgements.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Thrush Green. Don't you wish you could visit a place like this in real life? In the meantime we can just do it via books.ReplyDelete
this looks like a book I would enjoy. thanks for the recommendation.ReplyDelete
I could do with a read like that, it sounds very sweet and easy? or as you put "charming".ReplyDelete
This is a charming series. I've read them all over the years and thoroughly enjoyed them. You might like the Miss Mapp series by E.F. Benton. I've read them over and over - so much escapist fun.ReplyDelete
This is another series that I have toyed with over the years, but never gave one a try. I'm afraid it's going to be too boring for my taste. :( But who doesn't like charming?! See my dilemma?ReplyDelete