THE LOST LAMP by Sara Jenkins

THE LOST LAMP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another Southern Methodist story by the author of Ms Gather Together and again the warm family feeling and wealth of detail. Here the story concerns a minister's house hold, the Winfrees, including baby Whit, Candler, the book worm, the irrepressible tomboy Hannah, and adolescent Wesley. George Winfree is a progressive, honest man of deep faith but in his church work he lacks the tact and love he so easily gives to his beloved wife and children and this deficiency leads to lower and lower posts ending in a miserably paid circuit. It is enjoyable to read how the Winfrees sustain their unity and how George find his way to greater gentleness and less irritating righteousness in his relations with his parishioners. This is wholesome reading that owes its vitality to the non-existence of saccharine in characterization, the lively humor and distinctive flavor of regional description without too much sectarianism. For the conservatives.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1950
Publisher: Crowell