Daphne du Maurier – The Loving Spirit

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 CoombeThrough 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

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