THIS PLEASANT LEA by Anne Crone

THIS PLEASANT LEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A pleasant spree for feminine readers with plenty of time on their hands or with sufficient nostalgia for country love-stories to carry them through the slow pace of this leisurely novel of loves and lovers. Faith Storey could have married reticent Mark Liddell, but somehow love refused to enter in at the call of security- a commodity longed for by Faith's mother, a widow whose once-fine farm was running to seed, and whose son, Frank, was running to women. Light and fire do, however, seem to stir the air when handsome, socially desirable Antony Fletcher appears to woo her and propose. However, when Antony's father objects to Faith's social position now even lower because of Frank's hasty marriage to an ""undesirable"" girl, Faith refuses to drive a wedge into family relations and the marriage is off. Mark Lidell is eventually the winner after the death of Antony's fragile wife, as Faith realizes that quietude and endurance are as much a part of true love as fireworks. A genial group of people, gentle conversation and lovely Gaelic scenery. Soothing for fireside.

Publisher: Scribner