This is MY kind of book! Actually, it is the third I've read by Elizabeth von Arnim since finding out about her a month or so ago. The last, Mr. Skeffington, was witty and wonderful--about a woman coming to grips with her 50th birthday.
The opening lines of THIS one are particularly intriguing to me. Only yesterday I posted this quote and my comment on Facebook: "We don't need to retire to the desert to meet with God. He can come to us at our ordinary duties." (A. Bonar) This is comforting to me. I was disappointed when I needed to cancel a plan to spend several days at Gethsemane Monastery in KY next week..... Looking forward to seeing how "He will come to me".
I AM looking forward to seeing how God will come to me in my ordinary duties -- next week, definitely. And throughout the entire summer--This Solitary Summer. I did SO want to spend the days at Gethsemane. (It would have been my second stay there.) I even had a "secret" agenda; a reading and prayer plan. My soul was thirsty. Well, it will not happen as I expected, but I WILL be refreshed. He promised me uniquely last night!
|...the "promise" seen from our back yard|