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The Lark Shall Sing (aka The Singing Heart) (Waynes of Wood Mount, Bk 1)
The Lark Shall Sing - aka The Singing Heart - Waynes of Wood Mount, Bk 1 Author:Elizabeth Cadell The six Waynes, with no parents to guide them, are six violent individualists ranging in age from nine to twenty-four. Head of the household is Lucille, red-headed, forceful, determined to make this family a going concern. — As a year’s experiment, Lucille parcels everyone out, while she herself takes a job as companion to an old lady. Elev... more »en-year-old Simon and nine-year-old Dominic go to an aunt and uncle. Ten-year-old Julie is popped into convent school. Nicholas is finishing off his army service and gentle, whimsical Roselle is making a muddle of being a secretary.
Suddenly news from Lucille throws all the other Waynes into an uproar and precipitates a sensational family reunion. Converging on Lucille by bus, foot and bike, they proceed to shatter one of her dreams and help her to start another.
Young and unexpected loves paves some of the way; an Italian Fuller Brush man and a retired school matron add a bit; and the indomitable small-fry clean up what’s left.