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Free download The Rosemary Tree 100 ñ The Rosemary Tree is heart warming and inspiring full of the compassion understanding and humor about people and situations for which Miss Goudge is so famous It tells the story of John Wentworth forty four year old vicar of Belmaray his wife Daphne forty of their three daughters Pat nine Margary eight and Winkle fiveThe Rosemary Tree is heart warming and inspiring full of the compassion understanding and humor about people and situations for which Miss Goudge is so famous It tells the story of John Wentworth forty four year old vicar of Belmaray his wife Daphne forty of their three daughters Pat nine Margary eight and Winkle five It is the story also of Michael Stone and lovely young Mary O'Hara Michael who had once loved Daphne and who came to Belmaray from prison Mary who taught the little girls in a hateful schoolJohn Wentworth. This was a beautiful well written story that I already can't wait to read againI gave it only 4 stars because there was a couple romantic parts in it and a little bit of language that I didn't care for but besides that a wonderful book Beauty awakened such intolerable longing that people often shut their eyes to it unaware that the longing was the greatest treasure that they had their very lifeline uniting the country of their lost innocence with the heavenly country for which their sails were set

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Was charming vague warm hearted and blundering in his emotions He felt things intensely and would become hopelessly distressed over trivialities uite the opposite was Daphne efficient and lacking in the love for him which John deservedThere are other characters marvelously drawn; old Harriet the Wentworth's housekeeper now crippled with arthritis but a wise woman always; aged Aunt Maria alone in the manor house eating up the money that Daphne thinks would be better devoted to her family; horrible Mrs Belling owner of. This was a very slow start for me wasn't sure I was going to like it at all But a third of the way in I began to sort everyone out and became very involved with the characters; really liked Harriet best of all The story of redemption and forgiveness was woven throughout and I ended up totally enjoying the book

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The Rosemary TreeThe school; dyspeptic Miss Giles teacher at last made human by Mary O'Hara and John Wentworth; Orlando the marmalade cat Baba the overfed Peke Josephine the prize pig Walshingham the tail thumping manor house dogMiss Goudge's way with children and animals is famous on two continents and these new creations of hers are just as enchanting as any she has given us beforeIn The Rosemary Tree Elizabeth Goudge has written a rewarding and exciting story in the best tradition of her famous successes Pilgrim's Inn and Gentian Hi. Elizabeth Goudge is an author who can always raise me up from whatever slough of despond I get my self into After reading the dark novels I love I go to her to restore my balance and faith in mankind She never lets me down She wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime most of which are now out of print though any library with a good fiction selection carries her books The Rosemary Tree is a story about people trying to deal with the greatly changed post WWII world The central family is comprised of John Wentworth a vicar his wife and three daughters who live in the vicarage of a small English village along with Harriet the nanny who raised John Nearby in the manor house is John's aunt On a typically uiet day formerly famous author Michael Stone wanders into town He has a troubled past and in fact has just been released from prison The vicar's wife is his former sweetheart so complications of the heart arise Goudge's books often include a wise woman Harriet plays that role in this one Somehow through love and understanding and Christian charity Michael is rehabilitated as a human being and the vicar's family remains intactThe characters are wonderfully drawn the wit is acerbic the natural life of the English countryside is as healing as the palatably rendered Christian philosophy which is Elizabeth Goudge's trademark She can almost send me back into the church but actually what she does is remind me of the universal truths in any religion by which I try to live my lifeFinally there is five year old Winkle one of her masterpieces of a child This author never married or had children which may be why she has such a clear eyed view of what it is like to be a child to have that mixture of wonder and mischievousness that kids have when they haven't been too messed up by those rearing them A thread of the supernatural runs through Goudge's writing and in The Rosemary Tree Winkle daydreams back to her spiritual home universe