The Scent of Water
"A captivating story filled with English charm, luminous wisdom, and astounding spiritual insight"
Goudge's singular gift is the depth and insight she brings to her characters. Mary Lindsay is a born and bred Londoner who has enjoyed her city life--a prestigious job, and friends with whom she takes in the city pleasures of theatre, art and music. But fleeting memories of a childhood visit to her father's elderly cousin out in the country are revived with the news that the woman has willed her home, the Laurels, to Mary. She makes an uncharacteristically sudden and life-changing decision to leave London for the country. The gradual unfolding of her understanding of herself, of the now-deceased woman who has bequeathed her home to Mary, and of the people of Appleshaw, all weave together in a most memorable story of love's redemptive power.
"It's hard to describe this lovely, enchanting book. It's one of my favorite books and I periodically reread it. It has lovely descriptions of Nature and is a story about the most sacred mystery there is: Love, all kinds of Love. This is probably one of the most life-affirming books I have ever read."
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Review: The Scent of WaterUser Review - Robin - Goodreads
A lovely book and lovely story. The author paints sweet, beautiful pictures with her words. I hated to see it end. A gentle book well worth a read! Read full review
Review: The Scent of WaterUser Review - Elaine - Goodreads
I decided to read this book after listening to an interview with Sarah Clarkson on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast (if you haven't checked out that podcast, you must!). Sarah picked this book as one of ... Read full review