on April 19, 2012
As she follows the lives of the Thrust Green inhabitants, Miss Read reminds us that even in the quaintest, quietest of villages, life can be full of excitement. The rector's battle with several stubborn and selfish parish women; the marital problems experienced by Albert Piggott, whose wife has recently returned, and Percy Hodge, who can't seem to find satisfaction with his own new wife; the blossoming romance between Dotty's niece and a newcomer to the village; and many other small and large upheavals in the lives of the villagers all serve to remind us of how full life can be, even when lived on a smaller, simpler scale. As always, Miss Read fills the pages of this book with humor, heart and pure goodness, leaving the reader deeply satisfied at the conclusion. I always enjoy a trip to Thrush Green and this one was no exception.