Celia's House

Celia's House

Large Print - 2017
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Celia Dunne knows that changing her will to leave Dunnian to her grand-nephew will ruffle family feathers. She also knows that the grand family estate has stood empty far too long, and intends for that to change after she's gone. Following the Dunnes through youthful antics, merry parties, heartbreaks, love, and marriages, Celia's House is an enchanting family novel that begs to be read over and over again.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©1943
ISBN: 9781410495976
1410495973
Characteristics: large print,rda
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Tabaqui
Jul 13, 2017

This was charming and sweet, but had more depth than I expected. Yes, there is some romance, but it isn't the main fixture of the book. It's more a side addition to the story of the house and family. I wish the author would have continued past where the book ended, but I suppose it's more fun to be able to finish the story the way you prefer. In addition, this could definitely be counted as a historical fiction novel. I quite enjoyed getting a look at what life would have been like before the war - and then during. Interesting to see how life changed and they changed with it. Very well written, a pleasure to read (though a bit fluffy,) and even (slightly) educational.

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Aug 24, 2017

“If strangers see you behaving like lunatics, it doesn’t matter, because they don’t know who you are. And if your friends see you behaving like lunatics, it doesn’t matter, because they know who you are.” Celia's House - D. E. Stevenson

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