Lovely Phoebe Sprague, of Williamsburg, Virginia, became engaged to her childhood sweetheart just before she set sail for England - where she fell headlong in love with Captain Oliver Campion. But in 1902 a betrothal was almost as binding as marriage, and Phoebe, who meant to abide by her promise, changed her mind too late. There was noting that ...
Lovely Phoebe Sprague, of Williamsburg, Virginia, became engaged to her childhood sweetheart just before she set sail for England - where she fell headlong in love with Captain Oliver Campion. But in 1902 a betrothal was almost as binding as marriage, and Phoebe, who meant to abide by her promise, changed her mind too late. There was noting that either Phoebe or Oliver could do about it; separated initially be convention, they were soon to be whirled apart by the tumultuous events of history itself. In telling this fascinating story of two great loves, Miss Thane presents the reader with a brilliant and crowded panorama of the carefree days in England and Europe before 1914. The saga which she unfolded in Ever After, Yankee Stranger and Dawn's Early Light is here carried forwarded more ably than ever in the recreation of a glowing, unforgettable era, when Europe still danced, society was still glamorous, and tragedy wore a smiling mask.
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Moderate wear and tanning; slightly cracked front hinge; a good book overall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 141701.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 341pp. All edges of the text block lightly foxed. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. The jacket has scuffing and light foxing with one tiny closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel.
Very Good/Good. 2nd printing 8.1 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches 341 pages purple and yellow DJ. edgeware and chips and, tare and tape repairs, faded spine, price clipped DJ. DJ in mylar cover. Owners name on back of ffep. Tight and clean.
Red cloth octavo, hardcover, no dj. 341 pp. Cover has a few fade spots else VG. Bright color endpapers showing man and woman on horses in pastural setting. Title page has bright color drawing of man and woman on park bench. A special edition published for the book club with ornate art work on endpapers.
Although this is just one of the books in The Williamsburg Novels it can also be enjoyed by itself.
Jan 3, 2008
The Light Heart by Elswyth Thane
This is an older book and it is third in a series of 6. These books follow many generations of a family from the American Revolution through World War II. The Light Heart follows the family from World War I to just before World War II. Although the book is old, it is timeless as it presents history to the reader in an enjoyable way through the eyes of this multi generational famly. I recommend reading the whole series. Ms Thane has a way of putting the reader right into the era she is writing about and through her description, it is like you are almost there.
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