Thornyhold is a house deep in a wild wood like somewhere out of a fairy tale. To Gilly, it is an enchantment. Her very own enchantment, left to her by the cousin whose occasional magical visits had brightened her childhood. And as she explores, she discovers more about the woman who had come to seem like a fairy godmother for her: her herbalists's ...
Thornyhold is a house deep in a wild wood like somewhere out of a fairy tale. To Gilly, it is an enchantment. Her very own enchantment, left to her by the cousin whose occasional magical visits had brightened her childhood. And as she explores, she discovers more about the woman who had come to seem like a fairy godmother for her: her herbalists's skills, her still room, her abilities to foresee and to heal. She discovers also that the local people believe that Gilly has inherited not just the house but the magical spell-weaving powers that live on in the house and garden. Slowly, quietly, she comes to realise that they are right.
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These stories are light and easy reading--alway enjoyable. A good relief from a heavy "read"
Apr 3, 2007
As always, Mary Stewart charms and draws the reader in with the hint of the unknown and mysterious. This book is realistic enough to have happened and fantastical enough to make you wish it had happened to you. As a child, Gilly leads a somewhat lonely life broken only by infrequent visits from her mother's cousin, Gillis. Gillis' stories of nature and of traveling the world and her encouragement of a lonely child lead to an unexpected inheritance and happiness amidst the suspense of witchcraft and superstition in the English countryside. I found myself rooting for Gilly and happy for her as she made new friends, found new strength, faced fears, and claimed the heritage her older cousin encouraged her to find. A book I couldn't put down with a satisfying conclusion.
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