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Tourists found it hard to imagine a quainter, more lovable spot than Deepwood Village; but the villagers were not quite as lovable as their surroundings. Deepwood House, too, was chiefly known as the home of three wicked and rich Stirlings. So one summer, Deepwood attracted some rather strange visitors, as well as the tourists. Like the eccentric new gardener, who let the flowers scorch and talked to people nobody else could see. The hardened hearts of the young nearly broke the hopeful hearts of the not-so-young....until the devil himself stepped in. The effect of these diabolic guests on the present inhabitants of Deepwood House is told with irresistible wit and gusto.

©1951, 2016 Elizabeth Cadell (P)2021 The Heirs of Elizabeth Cadell

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  • Pauline Baird Jones
  • 06-06-21

One of my favorites!

Very much enjoyed hearing this quirky tale! Thank you, heirs of EC for releasing the books in audio!

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  • topcatrules
  • 20-05-21

Romance, mystery and comedy - with ghosts!

This is the original, unabridged version of the book by Elizabeth Cadell. It’s a privilege to listen to this Audible version beautifully narrated by her daughter, Janet Cadell Reynolds.
It’s another gem with its portrayal of English village life - with the addition of some fascinating ghosts which add to the comedy.
Romance, comedy and a twist in the end. I highly recommend this author.

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  • Nanci R
  • 07-03-22

Kept waiting for something to happen

I expected the story to contain an element of suspense, but found it dull. You may like it if you're only interested in character studies and very sweet almost-romance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-22

The hunt is over

I have long enjoyed Elizabeth Cadell's books and am very pleased to find some of the titles I could never track down. While the performance isn't as professional as most audible books, it was still well done and very enjoyable