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The Baker's Daughter

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Mass Market Paperback
Published 1977 by Ace (first published 1938)
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Miriam
May 29, 2013 Miriam rated it 4 of 5 stars
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There's no "owl was the baker's daughter" allusions here -- Sue actually is the daughter of a baker. A rather uncongenial one who made her leave school to keep house for him when her mother died. A decade later he remarries, and suddenly Sue has little to occupy her time. Coincidentally overhearing a newcomer to her small Scottish town asking for a housekeeper, she takes the job and finds herself living in an abandoned mill with an absent-minded artist.
Connie Sauer
Ok- just ok. I have read a lot of WWII Germany stuff and this wasn't the best, but it was pretty good and definately worth reading.
Carolyn
Although a good read, I have some difficulty with the pre-war English social structure. Miss Bun becomes the cook to a young London couple who moved into a old mill house in her tiny village. The wife leaves her husband when he refuses to paint any more unrealistic (make-over) paintings for his rich clientele. As he paints what he wants, fewer bills are paid and Miss Bun tries her best to keep him fed and warm. She has fallen for her boss, but realizes how different their stations in life are.

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Mary Anne
Stevenson's books are like candy to me. Thoughtful, well-written, and sweet.
Canda

I am on this quest to find lost books that have stopped being published. This little gem of a novel is a sweet romance set in Scotland that was written in the 1930's but went out of publication for awhile due to paper conservation during WWII. The book jacket compared the writing to Jane Austen... well, let's not exaggerate. A pleasant read.
Danni
I like this book it had a lot of paintings and poety in it. I love poetry. It was also a clean romance. Something I have been struggling finding recently. The last two books I tried to read were so dirty I had to put them down. rrr. The people in this book were very loyal to each other which was also nice.
Anne
D.E. Stevenson is such a compelling storyteller. While her style would seem overly formal today, her real gift is in creating characters you feel like you know. And in doing so she brings to life a time that passed more than 70 years ago.
Kimberly
Written in the 1930s, another charming light romance from Stevenson. Set in rural England, a young woman takes the opportunity to leave her unpleasant home and become a cook and housekeeper for a painter and his wife. Predictable but enjoyable!
Marianne
Entertaining. I liked the author wove the story between present day Texas and Germany. How little the survivors on both sides of WW2 shared with their families.
Molly Browe
As good as 'Those who save us'
Maybe better
Nazis. Good and bad
2 good stories wrapped in one. Germany in the 40's
Southwest Border patrols today
Sara
Old-fashioned romance, writing style from a by-gone era, predictable plot...and a LOT of fun to read!
Pvillehol
Good old fashioned read about a Scottish life in 1950-60 in a small village
Debbie
Totally cheesy and predictable light romance...loved the journey nevertheless.
Olivia
I absolutely loved it! A beautiful story.
Caroleann
Good story. Holocaust theme.
Booklover
Not one of her best books.
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Full name: Dorothy Emily Stevenson.
Cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson

D.E. Stevenson had an enormously successful writing career: between 1923 and 1970, four million copies of her books were sold in Britain and three million in the States. Like E.F. Benson, Ann Bridge, O. Douglas or Dorothy L. Sayers (to name but a few) her books are funny, intensely readable, engaging and dependable.
More about D.E. Stevenson...
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