The Castle on the Hill by Elizabeth Goudge (1941)

Many of Elizabeth Goudge’s books have historical settings. The White Witch takes place during the English Civil War, Green Dolphin Country and The Dean’s Watch are set in the 19th Century. I expected The Castle on the Hill to be set at some remote period of time and was surprised when I started reading it … Continue reading The Castle on the Hill by Elizabeth Goudge (1941)

The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge (1958)

  Elizabeth Goudge is an author whose stories linger with you long afterwards. Somehow she manages to explore character, spirituality, and heavy themes with grace and perspective. She is never black and white, which is a quality I didn’t understand when I was younger. Life is so much easier if you can separate people and … Continue reading The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge (1958)

Back to the Classics: Linnets & Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge (1964)

I had a mixed reaction to Linnets & Valerians, a children’s book by Elizabeth Goudge which was published in 1964. On the one hand, most of the characters in this book are attractive, well portrayed, and interesting. The storyline is involved and has plenty of appeal also but I was uncomfortable with how Goudge handled … Continue reading Back to the Classics: Linnets & Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge (1964)

Book Reviews

My Pinterest Book Board – I’ve started this account for book reviews. My other Pinterest page is mostly connected to my old blog but I’m adding in links to this blog also: here. It has links to AmblesideOnline books and years. If you are looking for specific book, author, or subject, try the search option … Continue reading Book Reviews