Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review: Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson





Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published 1936)

ISBN: 1402272529 (ISBN13: 9781402272523)
edition language; English
series: Miss Buncle #2
From the publisher:

In this charming follow-up to Miss Buncle's Book, readers will follow Barbara Buncle's journey into married life in a new town filled with fascinating neighbors...who may become the subjects of Barbara's next novel! Miss Buncle may have settled down, but she's already discovered that married life has done nothing to prevent her from getting into humorous mix-ups and hilarious hijinx. Readers will continue to fall in love with Barbara as she hilariously navigates an exciting new beginning.
My Thoughts:  I just adored the first book in this series, Miss Buncle's Book. It was one of the most charming books I've read all year. Miss Buncle Married, the sequel, takes us on a rollicking journey to Wandlebury, the  town that Barbara and her recently acquired husband, Arthur Abbot, have moved to after much searching for just the perfect place.

Just as Barbara and Arthur are settling into their new home and married life, Arthur's nephew, Sam, comes to visit and finds more attractions in Wandlebury than just being the dutiful nephew. This is when the fun truly begins!

D.E. Stevenson is a master at creating small villages with a group of eclectic characters that the readers can't help but fall in love with. The author truly has an eye for quirkiness and humor that delighted me throughout the book. Her character development  is excellent. This second in the series introduced some new characters that I hope to see more of in the next book, The Two Mrs. Abbotts.

Miss Buncle Married hit the spot with me and I really enjoyed my time with Barbara, her family and neighbors in the little English village of Wandlebury. 4.5****

I am so thankful to Sourcebooks for re-publishing these books that were originally published during the 1930's. D.E. Stevenson is an author I had never heard of before and would most likely not have crossed my "readar" if it weren't for Sourcebooks.

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Sourcebooks/Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.



9 comments:

  1. I need to read these books! They must be wonderful to still be enjoyable so many years after they were first published. Great review!

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    1. Timeless, sheer escapism reading.

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  2. I love that Sourcebooks is bringing beloved books back for us to enjoy.

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  3. So cool that you loved this one too! After your review of the first one I got both of these from NetGalley!!

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    1. Yay! Looking forward to see if you loved them as much as I did. Happy reading!!

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  4. This whole series sounds delightful!

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  5. I have to try one of these. They sound so good.

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  6. I've still to get to this author - sounds such a delightful series.

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  7. I found the first so charming, I was a little concerned the sequel would not be as good. Glad to hear, that as is often true, I was wrong! lol

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