I recently picked this book up in a thrift shop, for no greater reason than it looked like an older style novel. For 50 cents, I had nothing to lose.
‘Lady Blanche Farm’ was first published in 1940, and my book was a 1953 reprint.
Having just finished reading it, I am glad I found it. The story is basically a romance set in a small American town during the first World War, with the odd twist of an old family curse running through it.
Not everyone lives happily ever after, and the story has sad portions, but overall I found it an enthralling read.
|The leaves of Autumn in suburban Hamilton|
The author was Frances Parkinson Keyes, a prolific American author who is famed for the thorough research that preceded the writing of each of her books.
Wikipedia states, “The meticulousness of her detailed accounts make her novels valuable tools for learning about a time long past and customs that have died away.”
It may be too “quaint” for a lot of modern readers, with its high moral standards and old-fashioned style, but it was a novel I enjoyed reading.
Think happy and be happy 😊