The Gown of Glory

The Gown of Glory

David Lyall brings his new wife from the city to his rural manse expecting to stay only a year. Instead he is there for the long haul, bringing up his three children, and doing his best for his small community...

Title:The Gown of Glory
ISBN:9780006136729
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  • Sarah Bennett

    About a minister and his family living in a small town.This book was a lovely read; I enjoyed every second, every word. It's beautiful in the town's simpicity; due to the era the book was written in; ...

  • Bree (AnotherLookBook)

    A historical novel about a village minister, his family, and the everyday humor and drama of life in their small, adopted community. 1951.Full review (and other recommendations!) on my site here.Such ...

  • Katharine.

    This is one of my favorite books. I found this as a used book when I was a teenager. Usually those stories don’t last for us as an adults but in this case this one is still beloved. A young presbyt...

  • Walter

    In this old novel from 1952, Agnes Sligh Turnbull tells us the story of a Presbyterian minister and his family in a small town in Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. When I began this book it rea...

  • Kim

    This was a truly old fashioned book in the best meaning of the phrase. I loved the family from the beginning and found myself so immersed that when the shocking occurance happens, I think I was as sur...

  • Callie

    This is a sweet and gentle story set in a small town in 1900, describing the ups and downs of village life from the point of view of the local pastor and his family. Nicely paced, and not saccharine, ...

  • Margareth8537

    Quite a slight book in many ways, but also the kind of book that makes you feel better about life - that good things can happen to good people!...

  • Jan

    I loved Agnes Sligh Turnbull as teenager, and still enjoy rereading her books. Her stories are almost all about ministers - clean - good characters - a little romance. ...

  • Katie

    Wonderful story of a simpler time....

  • Michelle

    One of the very best book surprises I have read in a long time. It reminded me in turns of Elizabeth Goudge and LM Montgomery and Hannah Coulter, yet uniquely its own. Religion and relationship with G...