Win a copy of The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The winner has been announced here.

It would have been Elizabeth Goudge’s birthday today – and to celebrate, Hendrickson Publishers are kindly offering a giveaway of her 1963 novel The Scent of Water.

From the Hendrickson website:

A captivating story filled with English charm, luminous wisdom, and astounding spiritual insight

Goudge’s singular gift is the depth and insight she brings to her characters. Mary Lindsay is a born and bred Londoner who has enjoyed her city life — a prestigious job, and friends with whom she takes in the city pleasures of theatre, art and music. But fleeting memories of a childhood visit to her father’s elderly cousin out in the country are revived with the news that the woman has willed her home, the Laurels, to Mary. She makes an uncharacteristically sudden and life-changing decision to leave London for the country. The gradual unfolding of her understanding of herself, of the now-deceased woman who has bequeathed her home to Mary, and of the people of Appleshaw, all weave together in a most memorable story of love’s redemptive power.

Elizabeth Goudge is an author I have come to love over the last few years. You can see my reviews of some of her novels here. Although I haven’t read The Scent of Water yet, I think it sounds lovely!

To enter the giveaway simply comment on this post telling me why you would like to read The Scent of Water. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday morning (28th April). Good luck!

12 thoughts on “Win a copy of The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge

  1. margaretskea Author of prize winning historical novel Turn of the Tide says:

    I have always loved the atmospheric and thoughtful quality of Goudge’s works and I’d love to win a new copy to replace my dog-eared and well-read one.

  2. Karen K. says:

    This sounds exactly like my sort of book! I haven’t read Elizabeth Goudge yet but I’ve been wanting to read Green Dolphin Street. Please enter me in the drawing, and thanks for doing this!

  3. Laura Caldwell says:

    Ooh! Elizabeth Goudge! I have loved the books of hers that I have read, but I’ve never read this one. I’d love to win it.

  4. theferrymeadows says:

    I would love to win this book. I’m an avid reader and always looking for new authors. In the past few years I’ve started reading British, Irish, and German novels. My grandmother was born in England and I love to read anything set in or written about England. After reading the summary for “The Scent of Water” I think I would enjoy it very much.

  5. Julie @ librarynthines says:

    I’m international as well (Philippines) and I’ve never read Elizabeth Goudge, but these types of “coming-home” stories are near and dear to my heart – the city is vibrant but it’s too often exhausting! 🙂

  6. Calmgrove says:

    You wax so lyrically about EG that I feel bad that I haven’t yet picked up one of her titles. (This sounds a bit pathetic, doesn’t it, along the lines of You’ve made me want to read this, and now I could feel left out, but honestly I shall be going to the library anyway to see what they already have!)

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