Edith wondered.

June 14, 2012 @ 8:26 pm | Filed under: Books

“A garden had to be your own before it would let you in, and even your own garden did not give up its secrets unless it liked you. But if a garden had once been your own, did it disown you when somebody else took possession of it? She did not think so.”

The Scent of Water, Elizabeth Goudge, p. 30.

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  1. The Scent of Water is my favorite Goudge book, and my favorite English book, and my favorite novel, and my favorite book of its kind … of any kind.

  2. I used to have quite a Goudge collection but The Little White Horse and Linnets and Valerians were always my favorites.

  3. Stephanie, I didn’t see your comment until I’d finished—and oh, do I understand what you mean! I was completely undone by this lovely, lovely book. I hadn’t even got halfway in when I told Scott ‘I think I just found my favorite book.’

  4. 🙂 … I re-read it often. The Eliot family trilogy is good, too, but in a different way. Have you seen The Valley of Song?