Wednesday, October 5, 2011

a good novel in my hand

"Jean was visited by one of her rare moments of happiness, one of those moments when the goodness of God was so real to her that it was like taste and scent; the rough strong taste of honey in the comb and the scent of water."

Elizabeth Goudge
The Scent of Water

 All of Elizabeth Goudge's books are treasures to be hunted in library book sales and old bookstores. Last month I was searching amongst the books at my local library's sale, I never fail to check out the G's for her books. I was not disappointed. I started to read it this past weekend while my toes were burrowed in the warm sand. But for an interlude of time I was in the English countryside enjoying the most delightful characters.


Anna said...

I've never read one of her novels ... nor have I had a 'baby gold' beet!

Two things I'll have to try soon.

noah watts said...

Oh I haven't heard of her I will have to look her up for sure thanks for sharing and enjoy your good read :) ~Love Heather

Heather said...

I am commenting again because I saw my google was signed in as my sons account so just in case your wondering who that last comment was from hehehe but anyways I hope your still enjoying that good read ~Love Heather

Gigi said...

Oh funny! I just posted about this book yesterday for Yarn Along! Great minds . . . you think ;)? E. Goudge's books are genius, aren't they?

stitching under oaks said...

I've heard that novel talked about a lot...might need to pick it up. Thanks for sharing!

wayside wanderer said...

I have several of her books but have never read one. I think I started one but struggled. So many are talking about these I am going to have to try again. I have a short Tolkein bio I have to read for book club though so I need to do that first.

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