Available with a brand-new cover on April 12th: The Nutmeg Tree
**** 4/5 stars- loved it
Originally published in 1937, The Nutmeg Tree’s Julia Packett is a Bridget Jones for the 1930s.
- Fans of British humor
- fans of Bridget Jones
- fans of a comedic play
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4/5 for characters
- 4/5 for plot
- 4/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
You may know her as the creator of Disney’s The Rescuers, but Margery Sharp also wrote 26 novels beginning in the 1930s, some now to be re-released with new and attractive vintage-modern covers. In The Nutmeg Tree, we follow the escapades of Julia Packet, a free-spirited former actress whose wild yet charming ways got her pregnant, married, widowed, and adopted into a good family, with whom she was only too pleased to leave her infant daughter to be brought up well while she kept up her usual antics. When she answers the intriguing call of her grown-up daughter, thwarted in love by her grandmother, she finds that the would-be suitor is a bit like her: impulsive, opportunistic, and not a bit suitable. What’s a girl to do? The Nutmeg Tree reads a bit like a comedic play, and I enjoyed it immensely.
The Nutmeg Tree is available now in the U.S. with a brand-new cover
ALSO look for a review of Cluny Brown coming soon!