The Pilgrim's Inn Author:Elizabeth Goudge This is the second book of the Eliot family trilogy. Goudge is one of the greatest writers in terms of description of character and place. Her characters are very real people struggling with moral dilemmas with courage and grace. If there is such a thing as a realistic 'British cozy' - then this is it. — Lucilla is the family patriarch who lov... more »es and guides her family from her beautiful home of Damerosehay.
Part of the book takes place over Christmas, so I often reread it just before Christmastime.« less
Goudge's books accomplish two things; they make you think, but they also manage to make you feel good. I've read almost all of her books, but this is my favorite. I began keeping a journal of quotations because of this book. It's also the first out-of-print book that I ever searched for and bought for myself,(a few years before the internet made it easy!). For those who love books set in England, this has it all - the beautiful manor house of Damerosehay (Dam er rose hay)- the beautiful elderly patriarch, Lucilla, who knows what's best for each of her adult children - David, the young actor, Hilary, the country parson...British country life at it's best.