Gown of Glory Author:Agnes Sligh Turnbull "When newly wedded minister David Lyall and his wife Mary came to Ladykirk's Presbyterian church in 1881 they hardly expected to stay for more than a year. Now, twenty-five years later, David is the father of three grown children and still the spiritual leader of the stern Calvinist congregation. A humane and generous man, he faces the greates c... more »risis of his life when his parish is rocked by scandal and he gives aid and comfort to an unrepentant sinner. Agnes Slight Turnbull returns us to a time when every man could be great and dignity was a way of life.
"The portrait of the delightful family life of the Lyalls is both nostalgic and challengin; in a day of split atoms, split personalities and split families there is something at once heartening and healing in the cohesiveness of Ladykirk." The New York Times« less