3. The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier (1931)
Length: 365 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 8 January 2012
Finished: 10 January 2012
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2010
Why do I have it? I like Daphne du Maurier as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
Janet Coombe is a victim of her time and gender. She longs to know the wildness and freedom of the sea-faring life, but in Cornwall of the early 1800s, all that Janet may do is marry and raise a family. She ends up marrying her cousin, a staid ship-builder and raising six children with him. Janet is overjoyed when her boy Joseph, fulfills her secret dreams and becomes a sailor, eventually captaining his own ship – a ship built by his brothers – named the Janet Coombe. Through the trials, tribulations and tragedies which strike her family, Janet holds on to her lively and loving spirit and passes that on to the later generations. I really enjoyed this book, Daphne du Maurier’s debut novel. I give it an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight