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    Kindle Welcome to the Kindle ereader store now far too busy with her children to write, not to mention helping out in the lives of the villagers And with a possible spy in their midst, evacuated families, potential love matches and a visit from a famous writer, she s got her work cut out for her Luckily for her, the other Mrs Abbott is around to help."/>
  • Paperback
  • 303 pages
  • The Two Mrs. Abbotts
  • D.E. Stevenson
  • 21 June 2019

10 thoughts on “The Two Mrs. Abbotts

  1. Beverly Beverly says:

    A nice summing up of the Miss Buncle books, the trilogy ends on a high note with just a bit of sadness since Jerry s Sam is in North Africa World War 2 is still going strong, but it doesn t put much of a damper on the goings on in the little town There is a fourth book called The Four Graces, which I don t believe has anything about Miss Buncle in it, although I may have heard wrong Miss Marks in this one is a wonderful character and is truly what could be considered quintessentially English A nice summing up of the Miss Buncle books, the trilogy ends on a high note with just a bit of sadness since Jerry s Sam is in North Africa World War 2 is still going strong, but it doesn t put much of a damper on the goings on in the little town There is a fourth book called The Four Graces, which I don t believe has anything about Miss Buncle in it, although I may have heard wrong Miss Marks in this one is a wonderful character and is truly what could be considered quintessentially English Miss Marks is poor, but not needy she works hard to take care of herself and has a stiff upper lip She is tough, but kind and looks out for others She knows when to take charge if needed


  2. Melindam Melindam says:

    Still not as perfect as


  3. Ali Ali says:

    When I finished reading Miss Buncle Married I felt I wanted to read the next book The Two Mrs Abbotts right away I found out that Persephone are probably publishing it at some point but I wasn t sure I could wait A quick look online revealed old copies fetching rather high prices I know D E Stevenson books can be quite sort after these days So I did a quick search on the Birmingham Library Catalogue there was one book I requested it That was back in February and I had almost forg When I finished reading Miss Buncle Married I felt I wanted to read the next book The Two Mrs Abbotts right away I found out that Persephone are probably publishing it at some point but I wasn t sure I could wait A quick look online revealed old copies fetching rather high prices I know D E Stevenson books can be quite sort after these days So I did a quick search on the Birmingham Library Catalogue there was one book I requested it That was back in February and I had almost forgotten all about it Then I received an email while I was away in Devon, the week before last saying the book was waiting to be collected I went after work last Monday, knowing it would have to be my next read I started it very late on Wednesday night, reading slowly the next two days after work, trying to savour it but just gobbled up about 200 pages this afternoon to finish it Since the events of the second Miss Buncle book several years have passed It is now 1942 and people are living with the everyday realities of wartime Barbara Abbott who was once Miss Buncle now has two young children, Simon and Fay She and her husband still live in Wandlebury the faithful Dorcas still in attendance Jerry Jeronina Abbott is married to Arthur Abbott s nephew Sam, Sam is fighting the war in Egypt and Jerry must manage things on her husband s estate Ganthorne with the help of her former governess Markie These include a family of dirty London evacuees living in an estate cottage, soldiers billeted on the estate, and rumours of a German spy in the vicinity Meanwhile Barbara is drawn unwillingly into a rather regrettable love affair between Lancreste Marvell who readers may remember from Miss Buncle married and a fairly unpleasant girl called Pearl There is also an adorable storyline involving a very successful romantic novelist, dominated by her sister Barbara Abbott takes a bit of a back seat in this novel, we see farof Jerry, Markie and the other characters Fortunately they are all as lovely as Barbara, and although this novel is not quite as fabulous as Miss Buncle s Book and Miss Buncle Married, it is wonderfully charming and hugely readable, and just absolutely hit the spot for me the last few days D E Stevenson may not be a great literary talent, but I think her writing may be quite underrated she creates a charming yet believable world, and her characters are adorable She can be very funny too, and really very observant of people, with a good ear for their voices I will definitely buy a copy of this if and when Persephone publish it just to add to my collection as I just know these are books I will come back to I was rather bereft at finishing it today which I think is exactly how I felt when I finished Miss Buncle Married


  4. Veronique Veronique says:

    Once , I ve been charmed by D.E Stevenson s easy style I don t know why I waited so long to read this third instalment, especially since from the first page, I was transported to this fabulous little village peopled by such a colourful cast It is quite difficult to quantify what the author does Nothing much actually Happens, and yet, I wasthan happy to keep turning the pages The first Mrs Abbott of the title is Barbara, n e Buncle, main character of the previous two books, always Once , I ve been charmed by D.E Stevenson s easy style I don t know why I waited so long to read this third instalment, especially since from the first page, I was transported to this fabulous little village peopled by such a colourful cast It is quite difficult to quantify what the author does Nothing much actually Happens, and yet, I wasthan happy to keep turning the pages The first Mrs Abbott of the title is Barbara, n e Buncle, main character of the previous two books, always a firm favourite We find her living a contended lfe with Arthur, her publisher husband, and their two children Somehow, the war hasn t touched her too much Yes, there are shortages and rations but otherwise, her husband still goes off to work and comes back at the end of the day This is not the case for the second and younger Mrs Abbott, Jerry, who married Arthur s nephew Sam, who has gone to war In fact, all her employees have left her stables, most of her horses taken away, resulting in the end of her business, and leaving her to run her large un modernised house alone, with only the help of her former governess Add to this troops billeted to her, odd evacuees, and paying guests Life couldn t medifferent Most of the narration in fact focuses on Jerry and the people around her Although I missed Barbara and her endearing personality, I ended up loving Markie Such an amazing character All of them in fact are so well drawn, even if there is some stereotyping The Two Mrs Abbotts is deceptively simple but in fact showcases Stevenson s writing dexterity, full of humour and satire Although the war is forever present in the background, it is ultimately a warm hearted comedy Perfect for a cosy afternoon


  5. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    I had hoped this would have the charm and delight I found in the first two of the series Sadly, set in and published during WWII, there s a kind of pall cast over the whole that dragged it down horribly It doesn t help that Stevenson threw in some really dreary people, even as she removed some of my favorites who were off to war I particularly hated the separation of Sam and Jerry Yeah, we hear good things about him and are lead to expect he is thriving in his own way, but Stevenson is a I had hoped this would have the charm and delight I found in the first two of the series Sadly, set in and published during WWII, there s a kind of pall cast over the whole that dragged it down horribly It doesn t help that Stevenson threw in some really dreary people, even as she removed some of my favorites who were off to war I particularly hated the separation of Sam and Jerry Yeah, we hear good things about him and are lead to expect he is thriving in his own way, but Stevenson is an excellent writer, so we also feel the quiet, steady, constant pain their separation provides Jerry, even as she copes in her own competent way.Also, there s a good deal less of Barbara, and a lot of our time with her is while she s being badgered by some of the least interesting characters That Lancestre guy is just a mopey dork and his constant pestering for sympathy and assistance were annoying And her kids are kind of dreadful, too, theI think of them.Anyway, this wasn t nearly as engaging as the prior two books and that made me sad It s still engagingly written and there were enough folks to like for me to stay with it to the end But I put it down with something like relief


  6. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This is the third book about Barbara Buncle I love this series and reread it every year Unfortunately D.E Stevenson is disappearing from library shelves Her writing is wonderful with humor and real understanding of human nature when influenced by a society of morality and ethics I miss this foundation in current literature.Barbara is a woman with many self doubts who has learned how to put on a competent social facade She tries to influence her family and friends, with humorous results.


  7. Amy Amy says:

    Third in the Miss Buncle trilogy, The Two Mrs Abbotts was a fun enough read but it lacked the timelessness of


  8. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    What can I say I simply adore Barbara Buncle Abbott My only complaint about this book would be that there was not enough of Barbara featured in the novel Thankfully the other characters were just as fun and charming to read about as Barbara herself.From the opening page I found myself smiling and laughing and enjoying this book as much as I did the first Miss Buncle book The lighthearted tone, charm and humor were all present and accounted for.This 3rd and final book in the Miss Buncle serie What can I say I simply adore Barbara Buncle Abbott My only complaint about this book would be that there was not enough of Barbara featured in the novel Thankfully the other characters were just as fun and charming to read about as Barbara herself.From the opening page I found myself smiling and laughing and enjoying this book as much as I did the first Miss Buncle book The lighthearted tone, charm and humor were all present and accounted for.This 3rd and final book in the Miss Buncle series finds Barbara in the midst of World War II raising two children Even with the war raging and duties of motherhood Barbara is able to find time to try her hand at matchmaking or undoing matches, as the case may be All done in her innocent way of course.Much of the book actually focuses on the second Mrs Abbott, whom we met in Miss Buncle Married Jerry Abbott s home is being taken over by a military regiment and war refugees and she has her hands full keeping up the home and like the other Mrs Abbott, trying to play matchmaker I felt that Jerry lacked some of the charm and subtlety that Barabra possessed but the other characters who make up her home are almost all delightfully fun to read about.This book saw the return of many characters from the previous novel and even one from Miss Buncle s book There were also new characters and plenty of matchmaking and hidden identities to create a very humorous and gentle look at life in this small English village during World War II.I m a little sad to have reached the end of the Miss Buncle books Luckily for me D.E Stevenson was a rather prolific writer and my library has a good selection of them on the shelf still I think I will start in on the Mrs Tim Christie series next


  9. kris kris says:

    Mrs Barbara Abbott and Mrs Jerry Abbott are always surrounded by adventures, including but not limited to the welcoming of an old friend from Silverstream to Wandlebury a soldier s calf love for Jerry the emo warblings of Lancreste Marvell talk about a supervillain name the comings and goings and comings of the ill fortuned Boles family and LOVE 1 This really wasn t as charming and fun as its predecessors, unfortunately It suffers somewhat from the looming specter of the War, and s Mrs Barbara Abbott and Mrs Jerry Abbott are always surrounded by adventures, including but not limited to the welcoming of an old friend from Silverstream to Wandlebury a soldier s calf love for Jerry the emo warblings of Lancreste Marvell talk about a supervillain name the comings and goings and comings of the ill fortuned Boles family and LOVE 1 This really wasn t as charming and fun as its predecessors, unfortunately It suffers somewhat from the looming specter of the War, and somewhat from the patchy quality of its vignettes 2 The vignettes themselves weren t all that great either Some were fun, but too many of them were rather draining and dull And the ones that were fun were too short, and the ones that were draining and dull just went on and on Much like this sentence Lancreste s moaning, for example, and the whiny Bobby, and the bad matchmaking, and the weird ridiculing of the Boles family it was all pretty not great 3 Even though it wasn t as good as the earlier two books, I still enjoyed it A 3 stars, with the understanding that it s mostly from familiarity and residual joy


  10. QNPoohBear QNPoohBear says:

    Barbara Abbott nee Buncle is back in this third volume World War II is raging but Wandlebury hasn t changed much The young men are off to war, except for Archie Chevis Cobbe who is running a farm single handedly Barbara has settled into domestic life with Arthur, their two young children and of course, Dorcas Barbara is still as honest and trusting as ever, making everyone want to confide in her Her latest, and most unwanted, confidant is Lancreste Marvell Barbara dislikes the Marvells and Barbara Abbott nee Buncle is back in this third volume World War II is raging but Wandlebury hasn t changed much The young men are off to war, except for Archie Chevis Cobbe who is running a farm single handedly Barbara has settled into domestic life with Arthur, their two young children and of course, Dorcas Barbara is still as honest and trusting as ever, making everyone want to confide in her Her latest, and most unwanted, confidant is Lancreste Marvell Barbara dislikes the Marvells and doesn t know how to deal with Lancreste s relationship issues Arthur s nephew Sam has joined up, leaving his bride Jerry behind Sam is never far from Jerry s thoughts as she tries to run her horse farm, deal with horrible tenants and the regiment camped on her property She has company in her old companion Markie and new friends come to stay Jerry decides to play match maker for her still unmarried brother, though he has plans of his own Most of the story takes place in and around Wandlebury, but we do get to catch up on the inhabitants of Silverstream, thanks to a surprise visitor I was unsure about reading this book since sequels are never good as the original, but I was delighted to discover that this book holds all the sweet charm of the first two books Though it s not as funny as Miss Buncle s book, it s still charming Most of the book is dedicated to Jerry and her sphere with Barbara making only occasional appearances There s mystery, adventure and romance aplenty, sure to please any reader I was sorry to see it end and want to know what happened next The paperback reprint of this book will be available in January or you can get the original from your local library as I did


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The Two Mrs. Abbotts[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Two Mrs. Abbotts By D.E. Stevenson – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Mrs Abbott is flustered at the thought of putting up a lady from the Red Cross, but is happily surprised when she turns out to be an old friend from her previous life as Miss Buncle, infamous writerOf Mrs Abbott is flustered at the thought of putting up a lady from the Red Cross, but is happily surprised when she turns out to be an old friend from her previous life The Two eBook Î as Miss Buncle, infamous writerOf course, she s now far too busy with her children to write, not to mention helping out in the lives of the villagers And with a possible spy in their midst, evacuated families, potential love matches and a visit from a famous writer, she s got her work cut out for her Luckily for her, the other Mrs Abbott is around to help.


About the Author: D.E. Stevenson

Dorothy Emily Stevenson was a best selling Scottish author She publishedthan romantic novels over a period ofthan years Her father was a cousin of Robert Louis StevensonDE Stevenson had an enormously The Two eBook Î successful writing career between and , four million copies of her books were sold in Britain and three million in the States Like EF Benson, Ann Bridge, O Douglas or Dorothy L Sayers to name but a few her books are funny, intensely readable, engaging and dependable.