Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open Book ~ October '17

In the past month I finished Poems and read

 In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden which is a lovely story about a group of Benedictine nuns living in the English countryside.  The story begins as Philippa Talbot a successful businesswoman leaves her London life and enters the cloister.  While she is how we gain entrance to the community the book is really the story of House and varied rhythms of the liturgical year and the many gains and losses of the women who live in community
  It is a long read but one I really enjoyed; there are enough characters to keep me interested but not so many that I felt lost.  While there is not really a plot, the changes and growths in the various characters are well explored and fun to follow.

Next up The Summer before the War.

Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book.


  1. One of my favorite books of all time! I read a Rumer Golden novel this month too, but did not like it anywhere near as much as this one.

  2. I have "In This House of Brede" on my "to read" shelf - I'm thinking I must have added it when you updated about it :). I'm looking forward to reading it soon, especially after reading this brief overview.

  3. I've been hearing about the book for YEARS, and just connected the author with the book Barb S. posted about (above). I should add this to my list too. Thanks for linking up!