The Autumn's Brightness Author:Daisy Newman Her visit to New York was supposed to be a special treat for Dilly. At least her sophisticated New York cousin Elmira planned it that way. But for Dilly, a widow of 52, all the nice parties couldn't make up for the fact that she was homesick for Kendal, Rhode Island, with its Quaker meetings and its community projects. She was about to go ho... more »me when she met Durand, a gentle yet persuasive man...« less
This book held my interest right to the end! I didn't know much about Quakers or romance between two much-older people, or life in New York City long ago, but I got swept along & couldn't wait for things to work themselves out in this lovely, descriptive & uplifting plot. It's nice to go back in time once in a while -- & then to look ahead to the time when one might be older, yet young at heart, & looking (or not looking) for love & a brighter future in the autumn of one's life!
In these days it is an event to come across a book as refreshing as bright and amture, as free from easy sophistication as The Autumn's Brightness. Here is a charming, tender novel by a deft writer with a deep understanding of human nature.
Publ in England under the title Dilly.