June Rereads ~

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“The Curate of Glaston,” by George MacDonald is my favorite book by this author. It’s the story of Thomas Wingfold, a curate in the Church of England. This book is meatier than the other stories. It’s not a quick read. Chew on it. Savor. I’ve read this book several times and I’ve loved it each time I’ve read it.

“Then a shudder would go to the very depths of his heart, and he would go out for a walk in the pine woods. There where the somber green boughs were upheld by a hundred slender columns, he bowed his heart before the Eternal, gathered together all the might of his being, and groaned forth in deepest effort of a struggling will . . . ” ~George MacDonald, The Curate of Glaston


“Thunder on the Right,” by Mary Stewart! Another favorite. I’ve read it twice and enjoyed it both times. Jenny receives a letter from her cousin Gillian, informing her, she has entered a convent. So, Jenny travels to the Pyrenees, wanting to speak with her beloved cousin Gillian. What a story!!! Danger, skulking around, mystery!

“The black cloak swirled around her like a cloud. One moment she was there, held in the glancing light against the shadows of the great door. Then she was gone, and the draught from the outer night made the candles bow and stream along the air.” ~Mary Stewart, Thunder on the Right


“The Man in the Brown Suit,” by Agatha Christie is one of my favorites by this author. I believe Agatha Christie had a sense of humor and this book is a good example of said humor. Maybe, it’s just me, but I laughed off and on throughout the mystery. I hooted! And then, my poor husband, endured my re-telling of the story to him. He’s not a mystery fan. It’s a serious mystery with a good dollop of humor.

Soon after the death of her father, Anne Beddington stumbles upon a mystery that takes her shipboard to Africa, in search of a killer and a man known only as the Colonel.

Anne is a great person and amateur sleuth. She manages to stumble through this mystery and solve it. I loved her.

“We reached Madeira about midday. I was still too inert to move, but I enjoyed the picturesque-looking merchants who came on board and spread their merchandise at the decks. The flowers too. I buried my nose in an enormous bunch of sweet wet violets and felt distantly better.” ~Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit


Airs Above the Ground, by Mary Stewart is so good. I’ve read it twice now and I’ve loved it both times I’ve read it. It was the first book I read by this author.

Vanessa’s husband has traveled to Stockholm for his job, or so Vanessa thinks, however, soon after he departs, she clearly sees him in a newsreel in Vienna!!! So, she boards a plane to Vienna, with a very interesting companion, in search of her husband. Adventure, romance in a foreign country, who could ask for more???

“The night was sweet, cold and clear. The stars seemed close to the mountaintops, as if they were sharp points of reflection off some high snow struck by the moon, and their light showed the soft slopes of meadow and fir wood in silver monochrome and shadow.” ~Mary Stewart, Airs Above the Ground

Happy Reading! 🙂


6 thoughts on “June Rereads ~

  1. I haven’t read George Macdonald but I think I must seek him out now that I have read this post! I already adore Agatha Christie (my cat is named after her) and I blog about amazing, wonderful Mary Stewart – Airs Above the Ground in particular is one of my favourite Mary Stewarts (and my son is named after the hero – hmm, I think I’m seeing a pattern here…)

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