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|Title||:||The home at Greylock|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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The home at Greylock Reviews
Elizabeth Prentiss on childtraining and home life. Oh goodness. I love this book so much.
This book is complicated to explain. It follows the life of Mrs. Grey from the death of her daughter Maud through several following years. Unlike the other two very similar books "stepping Heavenward" and "aunt Jane's hero" this novel was much more aware of suffering. Several characters die during the novel and many hard things happen to the main character and to supporting characters. I think it is a good reminder to a 21st century mind how frail human life is even when many accidents and illnesses do not affect us as obviously as they did in the middle of the 19th century. I also thought this novel the most idyllic of the three. A bit too much goodness going on in many of the characters, although their is much remonstrance given by one character as to their loathing of "prigs." I cannot call it a favorite, but worth reading. Much more focused on loving God above all things and also child rearing. I could personally tell she was a pastor's wife more from this novel than her others that I have read.
3.5 star rating. Reminded me very much of Little Women! Story line was not nearly as strong, though.... and the ending was on the weak side. However, it was chalk full of wisdom for parents on raising children and cultivating a home where the focus is on loving Christ.
Elizabeth Prentiss is not a predictable author. Her biography states that she wrote this book with the intent to influence family life at home. Wisdom and counsel regarding home life is here, but much entertainment, depth, and challenge to live as a Christian is here as well.
not a 4 because some of the writing isn't great; however the story, the inspiration to live beyond yourself is a story that needs to be retold again and again When a story makes you want to be more than you are... that's a good story