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Jul 06, 2009 CLM rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
After her parents die, Frances, the eldest of the Purcell sisters, is responsible for three younger siblings. She alternates between worrying about them and obsessing about her own career as an artist, and is convinced that romantic love would simply distract her from fulfilling her potential. This may be unfair to the man that both she and her youngest sister love.
At first I felt like I was re-reading Sarah and felt impatient but as the story progressed I was drawn more and more into Frances' story and it was excellent. Looking forward to beginning the next book shortly. I was so fortunate to be able to borrow all four at the same time.
Ruth Elwin Harris says that her historic quartet of novels, THE SISTERS OF THE QUANTOCK HILLS, had its beginnings while she was growing up during World War II. To escape the wartime bombing, she and her brother were sent to live with their grandfather in rural Somerset, England. His house and garden became the model for Hillcrest, the Purcell sisters' family home in the four-part series.More about Ruth Elwin Harris...