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Sarah's Cottage (Sarah)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  158 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Recently married to Charles, Sarah is furnishing a cottage in Scotland and starting on a life in sharp contrast to their wartime experiences. Their full entrance into village life is helped by Sarah's delightful grandparents, who have given them the land on which they have built their cottage. They work together, collaborating in translations for a publisher. Charles embar ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 434 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by ISIS Large Print Books (first published 1968)
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Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I suspect I'm coming close to categorizing myself as a Dessie (DES enthusiast). Maybe it's the idea of a simpler time, the easy pace, the richness of relationships among the characters. I especially appreciate the "others-centric" quality of many of DES's characters. Selflessness was not only accepted, but expected. We could do worse than to embrace this beautiful Christian quality.

In this sequel to Sarah Morris Remembers, Sarah demonstrates selflessness in her graceful relationship with husband
Feb 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give this a 3 1/2. I enjoyed it, but Miss Buncle's Book was better. All of the interiors mentioned were a delight to imagine!
The sequel to "Sarah Remembers". Sarah and Charles create a lovely life together and save a young niece in the process. A story of another type of life style than our modern rush. A favorite.
Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anglophilia
This is the sequel to "Sarah Morris remembers". WWII is over, Sarah and her Austrian-born husband Charles are married and ready to settle down in a delightful cottage near her grandparents. As is typical for D.E. Stevenson's books, nothing much happens - we just follow the couple's lives. The plot, if there is one, revolves around Frederica, Sarah's niece, who is shamefully neglected by her tycoon father and selfish mother. Sarah and Charles spend as much time as they can with the girl and see h ...more
Alisha Trenalone
Begins as a country idyll, with a couple fresh off their honeymoon coming home to their new cottage in Scotland. The kind of book where delightful things seem the norm, like when they arrive unexpectedly early and figure that because there's been no time to stock the kitchen with food, they'll have to stay in a hotel for one night, but lo and behold, someone mysteriously found out they were coming and filled the pantry. As the book continues, a few sad or temporarily alarming things happen, but ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
I've been re-reading Stevenson, but maybe this isn't the time for it: Her characters seem superficial and privileged this time through. Sarah and Charles, after their wartime experiences, settle into a cottage built on her grandfather's estate. They are glad for visits from her niece Fredericka, whose own mother is cold and indifferent. People get older. Charles, with Sarah's help, writes a book. If you're in the right mood, of course, this is a heart-warming novel of the Scottish borders, with ...more
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Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sequel to Sarah Morris Remembers, this provides readers a continuation of the romance between Sarah and Charles that was interrupted by WWII. Reunited and married, Sarah and Charles begin life in their newly built cottage. Their days are filled with companionable togetherness as they explore Scotland, translate books, and visit Sarah's grandparents. Though there isn't any great dilemmas or conflicts, any huge moments of tension and resolve, this is still a satisfactory read since it reflects h ...more
Linda K
Quite enjoyable, following Sarah and Charles, as they settle into their Scottish home as newlyweds. Their lives are full of mostly good things. Although childless, they fill in as parents for their neice Freddie, whose parents are too busy and indifferent to care about their daughter.

Descriptions of their home, relatives and their day to day wanderings throughout the countryside are delightful.

A very good read.
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Takes us back in time to an era of cozy homes and family life. Not nostalgic for the way women acted vis a vis men and society mid-20th century though! Luckily, the human heart doesn't change and there are still valuable insights to be found in her characters.
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is EXACTLY me! I have never "met" a book so perfectly in tune with my interests and thoughts. In fact, because I'm traveling overseas where I can't get another D.E. Stevenson right away, I for the first time in my life started to reread a book (this book) immediately!
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one was sooo dull. I had to force myself to finish it. I have loved so many Stevenson books but this is definitely not one of them.
Sep 14, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
I took it apart in my book history class. Not sure if I should read it signature by signature.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good sequel, but not quite as good as Sarah Morris Remembers.
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Full name: Dorothy Emily Stevenson.
Her father was a 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
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