Friday, June 19, 2009

Miss Buncle Married

Miss Buncle Married Miss Buncle Married by Dorothy Emily Stevenson

Book 67 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Series: Book 2 of 3 (Miss Buncle)

rating: 4 of 5 stars

First published in 1936, Miss Buncle Married is a sequel to Miss Buncle's Book. There's really nothing not to love about Miss Buncle. She's naive, she's funny, she's British, and in this book, she happens to be married.

Miss Buncle's marriage is going splendidly, but both she and her husband are exasperated with all of the dinner parties and entertainment living in town. So they decide to move, and Barbara sets on a quest to find the perfect country home. Once she finds it, she begins meeting the neighbors and making new friends. Her nephew becomes attached to a young girl in the village, but Barbara has inside information that prevents her from advocating the otherwise perfect match.

I enjoyed the deepening of Barbara's character in this book. I also enjoyed the new setting and new characters and especially enjoyed getting to know more about her husband. I could have done without the subplot of the bratty kids next door, but D.E. Stevenson and her Miss Buncle stories are pure delight. You can't help but read them with a smile on your face.


bermudaonion said...

Miss Buncle sounds like pure joy! Thanks for the review.

Melissa said...

I do like books that you read with a smile on your face... adding it to my list! :)