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Dorothy W.

Well, this sounds very good! A story about love and religious doubt appeals to me, and religious doubt in the Victorian era is especially interesting.

Danielle

Dorothy--I'm not really a religious person, so I wasn't sure how I was going to get on with a book about a young curate, but I have to say I loved this. In a way this is a very simple story, but I like how she raised the questions of faith and doubt. It was very well done, and I think you really might like it!

Teresa

I just mooched a copy of this a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm very excited to read it!

Danielle

Teresa--I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. For me it was a little bit of a slow, start, but the more I read the more I loved it.

Litlove

I wanted to read this at the time but never gor around to it. I shall make sure it's on 2009's TBR list. Lovely review, Danielle.

Tara

Well, now I feel bad for not connecting with this. Perhaps I should have stuck with it. It was just not the right book for me, but I'm glad you liked it.

Danielle

Litlove--I have many of those 'didnt get to it' books as well, so I can sympathize. Still--something to look forward to next year!
Tara--Don't feel bad. I wasn't sure myself I was going to even stick with it. It just happened to be the right book for me at the right time. I think everyone has their share of books that just don't work out!

iliana

I like what you pointed out about the author showing both the good and bad of human nature. I read her book The Hours of the Night and that comes across as well. It's a very good story, slow-moving too but you feel like you really get to know the characters. I've got Mysteries of Glass on my shelves so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I think Sue Gee is one of those authors I definitely need to read more by.

Cornflower

I'm so glad you stuck with it, Danielle, and delighted that you loved it in the end. It will definitely be one of my 'books of the year'.

Danielle

Iliana--I also want to check out more of her work! Thanks for the heads up on The Hours of the Night--I wasn't sure what to choose next as she has several books out there. Some books are worth taking your time with and sticking with as well!
Cornflower--I'm glad, too. I still think about it and this will be one I reread. I think it's going to end up on my best of list as well. Thanks for picking her or I would not have discovered her otherwise, I think!

Unruly Reader

Thank you for this review! I read the short version, and it made me have to check out the book -- and I loved it. The audio version is excellent. I wrote a blurb on my Unruly Reader blog.

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