Brown Elms farm is badly in need of an overseer; its fields lie neglected and its owners, Philipp and Nenna Guff, are at a loss of what to do until Jack Mercybright arrives on the scene. His blunt speech and uncompromising manner, together with the fact that he is a stranger, make him unpopular with the men at first, but by his dedication and sheer hard work, he soon wins their respect and friendship. An authentic and nostalgic look at rural life -- with all its vivid characters, hardships and pleasures -- Jack Mercybright is a heartfelt account of a time of change and days gone by.
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Jack finds a new position and falls in love. The book follows his days, with minimal plot and time progressing rapidly. Country life of the late 19th century is portrayed, probably realistically, but there was very little emotion and the characters, while believable, seem rather flat. Read full review