Open Road Media has just released another of Rosamond Lehmann's novels, The Echoing Grove. A number of years ago (my how time flies) I read her first novel, Dusty Answer, and knew I liked her enough to begin collecting her other books. Strangely I never got around to looking for The Echoing Grove, so I was happy when Open Road Media offered me a chance to read it and sent along an ebook version, which now happily comes along with me on my daily bus ride to and from work.
In her review of it Marghanita Laski (another writer I admire and enjoy reading) noted "No English writer has told of the pains of women in love more truly or more movingly than Rosamond Lehmann . . . This is the book that Virginia Woolf wanted, the book that told what it felt like to be a woman." I'm keeping that in mind as I read. This is a story of a love triangle. Two sisters in love with the same man. He marries one and falls in love with and has an affair with the other. How do you get past such a transgression?
I will be writing about this one soon. I forgot what a wonderful writer Lehmann is. Why did I wait so long to pick up another of her books?