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The Carved Cupboard

Amy Le Feuvre

Book Overview: 

Agatha, Gwen, Clare and Elfie have always been told that they will inherit their aunt's house. But when their aunt dies, she leaves it all to their intolerable cousin James. What will they do? Will the verses Nannie gives them prove true?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .hese qualities were tempered with real religion.

'You must be in the blues!' exclaimed Gwen, with a laugh.

'No,' said Clare, looking up, 'I am not, at all. I am longing to be up and doing, and leave some mark behind me as I go. Is that Browning you have in your hand? Just let me look up a passage!' Gwen laughed again as she handed across the book.

'No hope for any more help from you, if you once get hold of him!'

And for an hour Clare sat amongst the piles of books with her fair head resting against the carved cupboard, and not a word or sign could Gwen get out of her.

Elfie spent her time in helping Agatha to unpack, and it was a very tired little party that gathered round the drawing-room fire that evening.

'I wonder,' said Clare, 'if we shall find we have made a mistake in coming here. It seems so very quiet, and different to either London or Dane Hall. When we used to stay there with . . . Read More

Community Reviews

I enjoy reading books from previous centuries and I really liked this one. The over-story was good and easy to get into., while the religious under-story wasn't obnoxious. The characters are engaging.

The story of 4 sisters and the journey God takes them on to know and trust Him more.

The Carved Cupboard was a charming story that reminded me much of Little Women. It had sisterly affection, family ties, a little romance, and a little mystery. As well as redemptive factors.

It was a quick cozy sort of read, and I enjoyed it.