The Bird in the Tree Author:Elizabeth Goudge Few women her age were as beautiful or as cherished by their families as Lucilla Eliot. In her lover for the Eliot clan, she had worked to make Damerosehay, her home on the Hampshire coast, a captivatingly beautiful refuge, capable of withstanding any threat to family happiness. Now, her lifetime's labor is about to be destroyed by her favorit... more »e grandson, David. In love with Nadine, the estranged wife of another man, he faces and impossible choice: surrender his devotion to the woman the loves and preserve his family's integrity or marry her and destroy everything that Lucilla has worked so hard to preserve.
The love of children, the wisdom of an old woman, the traditions of the family home and the lonely splendor of the marshes and the sea all play their part in this sensitively told tale.
This is the first of Elizabeth Goudge's three novels about the Eliot family. The others are PILGRIM'S INN and THE HEART OF THE FAMILY« less