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The Mistress of Shenstone

Florence L. Barclay

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The cheek, upon which the dark fringe of 62 lashes rested, was white and thin having lost the tint and contour of perfect health. But, every now and then, during those hours of retrospection, the wistful droop of the sweet expressive mouth curved into a smile, and a dimple peeped out unexpectedly, giving a look of youthfulness to the tired face.

When London and, its suburbs were completely left behind, and the summer sunshine blazed through the window from the clear blue of a radiant June sky, Lady Ingleby leaned forward, watching the rapid unfolding of country lanes and hedges; wide commons, golden with gorse; fir woods, carpeted with blue-bells; mossy banks, overhung with wild roses, honeysuckle, and traveller’s-joy; the indescribable greenness and soft fragrance of England in early summer; and, as she watched, a responsive light shone in her sweet grey eyes. The drear sadness of autumn, the deadness of winter, the chill uncertainty of spring—. . . Read More

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I wanted to read this because I loved the Rosary so much I wanted to read another book by this Author. The Rosary is still my favorite but I really enjoyed this book as well. I saved it for my plane ride out to Missouri. I found a great old copy of it from atticbooks and treasures.

I thought The Rosary to be a splendid book, but I read it so many years ago that I forgot the names of the personages. Only till the very end of the present book, I realized it was about a character from The Rosary, lady Ingleby. When she said Jane Champion instead of Jane Dalmain it clicked. It was

The Mistress of Shenstone focuses on the story of Lady Myra Ingleby who married an older man to escape her controlling mother. Thankfully Lord Ingleby was a kind if distant man. Although loyal and appreciative of her husband, Mrya realizes that something is missing in their marriage of 10 years. Lor

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The Rosary will always be my favourite Florence Barclay story, but this one comes in as a close second. The description of loyalty, honour and love is very beautifully and realistic descriped and even though some might say the etics is old-fashioned I think they still hold true and give the foundati

If you enjoyed The Rosary by the same author, do yourself a favor and read this too. It has many of the same characters, although their relative importance to the story has changed. Lady Myra Ingleby is the center of this novel. It's as sweet and romantic as The Rosary.

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