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The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church

The Old Peabody Pew A Christmas Romance of a Country Church Another heartwarming tale from the American educator and writer famous for her children s works including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm The story begins Edgewood like all the other villages along

  • Title: The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
  • Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin Alice Barber Stephens
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 346
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  • 1905 Another heartwarming tale from the American educator and writer, famous for her children s works including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm The story begins Edgewood, like all the other villages along the banks of the Saco, is full of sunny slopes and leafy hollows There are little, rounded, green clad hillocks that might, like their scriptural sisters, skip with joy a1905 Another heartwarming tale from the American educator and writer, famous for her children s works including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm The story begins Edgewood, like all the other villages along the banks of the Saco, is full of sunny slopes and leafy hollows There are little, rounded, green clad hillocks that might, like their scriptural sisters, skip with joy and there are grand, rocky hills tufted with gaunt pine trees these leading the eye to the splendid heights of a neighbor State, where snow crowned peaks tower in the blue distance, sweeping the horizon in a long line of majesty See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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    1 thought on “The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church

    1. A sweet, quick Christmas romance centered around a church's renovations with the sort of shrewd, witty observations of village life and personalities that fans of certain well-known British authoresses might enjoy. Surprisingly "girl power" in some ways, too. On Project Gutenberg.

    2. I remember as a small (but literate) child, examining books in my aunt's bookshelf and being told "Oh, you don't want that, that's just The Old Peabody Pew." (Of course as a seven-year-old I thought this was a hilarious title!) Recently, I realized that this tale fit into the category of Christmas stories, one of my reading interests, and Maine stories, another, so I ordered a copy. Unfortunately the cheapest one turned out to be a print-on-demand version and I noticed a couple of odd blank spot [...]

    3. The story line is simple with a hint of equal rights for women weaved in. The illustrations are outstanding, and there is a frame of decorations on every page!

    4. Delightful. Just a short, sweet story with a little bit of humor and romance. Perfect for an afternoon read.

    5. Maybe the other review I read of this story was just too glowing. Maybe I simply thought it would be different. Whatever the case, this will not be one that goes on my Christmas re-reads list. The idyllic setting can't erase the impossibilities or the irreverence. I love the descriptions of the place, but the people leave a lot to be desired. The women and the author frequently joke at the expense of men. Church gets reduced to a mere social circle with different denominations vying for more att [...]

    6. Another charming Christmas tale from Kate Douglas Wiggin. This one tells the story of the Dorcas Society in a small Maine town. This is a society, formed from the women in the community, for the purpose of renovating their church building. Just before Christmas they are putting on the finishing touches; laying new carpet, washing the pews and mending the cushions. Of course there is a little love story that ends happily. I enjoyed learning about the Dorcas Society and their good works. I found t [...]

    7. The first chapter was really good, Wiggin had some real knowledge of personality intertaction of busybodies in a small town.The romance - well it sucked. Lots of plot holes. What happened to that farm?Cheesy lines you would find on a 'worst pick up lines ever" website: "What's wanted, is you.""Deep in the combs of her heart was honey waiting to be harvested."OMG! Like Cheeze city and predictable, too.Was a waste of time, though the first chapter was enjoyable.

    8. I love historical fiction and this novella, written in 1905, was a treat for me. The characters were spot on for a quaint New England group of church ladies. The language and certain nuances may seem strange to some, but you have to remember it is a true turn of the century tale and the language is authentic to the time.

    9. Wiggin narrates this enjoyable little story of New England country in the early 20th century with affection and gentle humor. Also contains this amazing metaphor: "Nancy had been storing up fidelity and affection deep, deep in the hive of her heart all these years, and now the honey of her helpfulness stood ready to be gathered."

    10. A nostalgic and sentimental tale of an old New England town, which has lost its menfolk to urbanization and war. The novel is populated with the remaining widows and old maids, who's life center's around rehabilitating their church. The romance of the story centers around the old Peabody pew, which has been left vacant, until Christmas day.

    11. Reread this lovely little book and was reminded how absolutely sweet it is! I read this first at thirteen and thought it was the most romantic thing ever. ;) It's such a simple, endearing tale and I enjoyed it just as much now as I did when I was youngerybe more.

    12. It mixes Christmas nostalgia with love long deferred and creates a sweet story. She seamlessly moves from regretful reminisces to joyful surprise. Two very ordinary people finally see each other.It's a very fun short-story.

    13. A pure delight to read. I could envision these crafty village women and feel the Christmas warmth from the church. Quirky characters and elegant writing style and a soft nod to love.

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