Brenda at Coffee Tea Books and Me mentions these books hereandhere, and other places as well. Brenda credits and thanks our friend Kristi at Thoughts from Thicket House for telling her about D. E. Stevenson as do I. Kristi has never given up on the hope that I would read Miss Buncle's Book and Miss Buncle Married. I hope that this surprises and pleases her! 😊 You can find a fun post at Kristi's here about a play she attended based on the book Miss Buncle's Book. (A book with "book" in the title can get confusing.)
~how my library page looks~
It also helped that a niece gave me a gift membership to a public library and told me about an app called Overdrive. This app makes reading or downloading a book via the library so easy.
I love how the app works...I can check on my progress through the book and I can bookmark the page to easily return to.
These books were written some time ago. Miss Buncle's Book was written in 1934, the year my mother was born. It holds up very well if you enjoy a funny, endearing, cozy, descriptive book. This one had me on the first page.
The basic premise of Miss Buncle's Book is that a young woman, who says that she lacks imagination, uses the people who live in her town to create character studies for her book. She veils them very slightly...so slightly that they recognize themselves in her book. Then the fun really begins!
Miss Buncle Married provides a change of setting and circumstances and is also pleasant reading, though I am not as charmed as I was by the first. I am so excited to know that there are many more books by D.E. Stevenson to enjoy. All you Anglophiles out there will enjoy them for the descriptions of home, garden, tea time, and all things English.
So, as you can see, I must get reading for my time will run out. I did read the first book in a long afternoon and evening last Saturday and am taking more time to read the longer novel Miss Buncle Married.
So, am I the last person on the planet to read these? If you have read D.E. Stevenson, what is your favorite? Let's not limit it there...who is your favorite author for a cozy read?
Edited to Add: Brenda has a lovely list of cozy readswhere you will find many of your favorites, I am quite sure. I smiled to see how many authors mentioned in comments below show up on her wonderful list. Check it out!