The mysterious appearance of an unidentified man leads to difficult questions – and romance . . . Cornwall, 1911: Young lady’s maid Effie Pengelly is confused and alarmed when charming Constable Alexander Dawes questions her about an unidentified, now deceased man who came to the town asking for her whereabouts. As the weeks go by, Constable Dawes seeks out any excuse to tThe mysterious appearance of an unidentified man leads to difficult questions – and romance . . . Cornwall, 1911: Young lady’s maid Effie Pengelly is confused and alarmed when charming Constable Alexander Dawes questions her about an unidentified, now deceased man who came to the town asking for her whereabouts. As the weeks go by, Constable Dawes seeks out any excuse to talk to Miss Pengelly, but he knows his family would never allow them to marry. When the investigation into the dead man finally reveals a clue, could this lead Alex and Effie towards the future they deserve?...
|Title||:||Flowers for Miss Pengelly|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Flowers for Miss Pengelly Reviews
It was simply written and in that sense ok. However not challenging enough for me in terms of the characters. However as a period piece, gives insight to the period and the area where the story is set.
Met my usual criteria of interest: pre-World War I England with a bit of mystery and a bit of romance. Anyone looking for more action than a woman who "must" get married or an older sister hen-pecking a younger sister to take extreme measures, should look elsewhere. A pleasant little slice of life story. Perhaps recommended for someone who likes an escape with Miss Read once in a while. I enjoyed it but as more of a pleasant than a "wow" read.
Set in a small town near Penzance, England in 1911, this is a gentle mystery with not much violence, just the original dead body mystery. But Miss Effie Pengelly is fun to follow and the supporting characters are equally well-fleshed-out. Such a comedy of errors with eveyone except Effie and her beau hiding secrets, makes for lots of humor. I can see why this author is so popular.
mining country -- Cornwall, 1911beginning of class line breakdown. male main character youngest son of gentry -- who choses police work not appreciated by his parents/ or the miners.
At first I found the plot a little slow but gradually the mystery of the dead man and my growing fondness for some of the characters kept me reading on. If you are in the mood for some well written, pleasant, historical escapism then this is just the job. A satisfying ending too!
Sweet romance. But did any other readers keep thinking about how unlikely it was for Effie and Constable Dawes to have a long happy life together with WWI on the horizon?