Katherine Wentworth

Katherine Wentworth A Pretty, Courageous Young Widow, Faced With The Task Of Bringing Up Three Children And Making Her Way Alone In The World, Is The Appealing Heroine Of This Touching Love Story Executed With DE Stevenson S Characteristic Freshness And CharmThe Thirty Ninth Novel From The Beloved Author Of The Blue Sapphire, Bel Lamington, And Fletcher S Eng This New Work Centers Around Katherine Wentworth, Married At The Age Of Nineteen To A Man With Whom She Was Very Much In Love Widowed After Only Four Years Of Happiness With Gerald, Katherine Is Left To Bring Up Her Stepson, Simon, As Well As Her Own Twins, Daisy And DenisKatherine S Struggle To Raise Her Children Wisely Is One Which Will Move Every Reader Deeply Told In First Person, The Story Sensitively Evokes The Personality Of Katherine S Husband, Whose Many Outstanding Qualities Are Now Perpetuated In His Children When Simon, Growing To Manhood, Suddenly Becomes Heir To The Family Fortunes, He Faces The Difficult Decision Of Either Moving To The Estate Of His Domineering Grandfather Or Giving Up The Inheritance To Remain Free, As His Father Did Before HimWhile Simon Wrestles With His Problem, Katherine Finds Romance Entering Her Life In The Person Of Alec Maclaren, The Brother Of An Old Friend Thrown Together On A Vacation In The Scottish Highlands, The Two Realize In Each Other S Company A New Zest For Living, And Soon Katherine Is Faced With A Future That Promises She Will No Longer Be AloneAs In Her Many Other Works, DE Stevenson Has Again Created A Realistic World Of Warm, Believable People Whose Company Brings Delight To The Reader From The Dust Jacket Flaps

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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  • Hardcover
  • 279 pages
  • Katherine Wentworth
  • D.E. Stevenson
  • English
  • 26 May 2017
  • 9780002434034

10 thoughts on “Katherine Wentworth

  1. says:

    When you need a book to be a security blanket, as I did this week, you could do well to turn to the work of D E Stevenson.This isn t her best book it isn t a book that would stand up to very much scrutiny but it is mid 20th century romantic fiction done rather well.Katherine Wentworth was a young widow, living in Edinburgh in the most genteel kind of poverty, and bringing up a teenage stepson and two young twins She missed her husband terribly, but she knew that he would have wanted her to carry on and to make a happy home for their family, and she knew that was the very best thing for her to do with her life.She did well, and I found that I liked Katherine and her family her sensible step son, and her adorable twins very much.Over the course of one spring and summer a great deal happened.Katherine met Zilla, an old school friend She was surprised at how delighted how warmly she was greeted, as they hadn t been close at all and as she saw of her she was disappointed that Zilla didn t appreciate that lifestyle and choices that her wealth gave her, or the lovely home that she shared with her brother That brother became a good, supportive friend to Katherine, and he clearly enjoyed visiting a family home, forming a lovely relationship with her children along the way.When Simon, Katherine s step son, came home from school for the holidays received an invitation from his father s family Katherine was concerned, because though her husband had said little about his family she knew that he had not come from a happy home and that he had never had any thought of building bridges She and Simom talked about that, and they decided that they would go as a family, leaving the twins with her aunt.After what happened there, Katherine was glad that seized the chance of a family holiday, in a cottage in the Highlands It was idyllic, her twins, Daisy and Denis, were in their element, and their mother loved seeing the enjoying themselves, as well as enjoying her own escape.But, of course, real life the good things and the bad things caught up with Katherine, allowing things to be tied up nicely and the story to reach the conclusion that I had been expecting from the start.That ending was a little rushed but it was a very good ending a proper conclusion but plenty of potential for a sequel.The story is predictable I correctly predicted how each character s storyline would play out as soon as they appeared and I spotted so any familiar elements that appear in so many of D E Stevenson s works.But the emotions were real, and they rang very true D E Stevenson was very good at emotions, and at families, and at places.Storylines and character s fates played out exactly as I wanted them too, but there was just enough depth to the story to make it interesting and I have to admit that I rather like this idealised era when the war was long ago, the modern age was far ahead, and the world was so much simpler and nicer.Some of the characterisation is less than subtle and the parts of the story that deal with bad behaviour and mental health suggest that D E Stevenson had little experience of that side of life and didn t do much in the way of research I m inclined to think that she sailed blithely past those things because she liked Katherine and her family, and because she wanted to reached the Highland setting that she so clearly loved That allowed me to do just the same and I have to say that this was a definite case of the right book at the right time.

  2. says:

    A gentle, old fashioned novel with a strong sense of place Scotland and well drawn characters who face their problems head on with honesty, integrity and strength This was the perfect comfort read for me at a time I found it particularly difficult to settle on a book, so I appreciated it even than I might have at another time As usual, there s a quiet depth in D.E Stevenson s books that speaks to me and make her books wonderful additions to my personal library This one is a keeper as well.

  3. says:

    Sometimes a book comes along at just the right time and is pure pleasure That s how I felt when I started reading Katherine Wentworth The calm dignity of the protagonist, the stark beauty of the Scottish countryside, the stalwart friendship of Alec, and the gentle kindnesses of the minor characters all joined together to make a refreshing tonic for my tired heart Underneath it all is a current of quiet happiness that I found irresistible.Katherine is a widow raising three children She s come through the heartache of losing her husband and has learned to be independent and self sufficient She is strong, yet insecure enough to be believable She is sure of one thing When a new man comes into her life, she isn t the least bit interested in matrimony A lovely book

  4. says:

    A lovely book, so relaxing to read, making one a bit nostalgic for old fashioned values such as integrity and respect The story is simple, cosy and soothing and the characters endearing except for the nasty Wentworths, of course On to the sequel I love D E Stevenson books.

  5. says:

    A light, entertaining read.Katherine Wentworth is a widow bringing up Simon, her stepson and her twins She bumps into Zilla, an old school friend who is bored and wants to renew their friendship, so she is invited to the big house that Zilla lives in with her brother, for tea She and Alex start spending time together, but something is a bit off with Zilla Katherine manages to steer her family through various situations, to happy conclusions.

  6. says:

    I enjoyed it even this time through, as I realized I had not reread it since our trip to Edinburgh in 2007 I loved this read through, since I could visualize places I had seen for myself, as she described walking round Edinburgh, or a trip out through the countryside, etc Definitely made it come alive I took some descriptive passages from the book, in a little notebook with me on our trip Next trip want to take descriptive passages from Josephine Tey s Singing Sands and go to the island with the singing sands.

  7. says:

    Since I love Scotland and since I really like reading about gentle people in less modern lives, this book was wonderful Very much comfort food for the weary heart and mind.

  8. says:

    Sigh I just love books like this.

  9. says:

    Highly recommended if you are a fan of gentle domestic fiction particularly the mid century British kind This one is set in Scotland Edinburgh and the Highlands which definitely added to its appeal.The title character and protagonist of the novel is a young widow with three children to raise her 16 year old stepson Simon, and 7 year old twins Daisy and Denis She is a gentle, kind, sensible the word is often used person but not a bit saccharine or boring Freedom is an important theme in the novel and it plays out in different ways Several of the secondary characters are autocratic and or emotionally manipulative, and Katherine by contrast understands the importance of loving people without attempting to control them Her child rearing style is much like my own, so no doubt that is part of the reason I found her so appealing Stevenson has a lucid and undemanding writing style I ve not read many of her books only the famous Miss Buncle s Book, published by Persephone but I m definitely a fan.

  10. says:

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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