The Heart of Philura


Read by annie70

(4.6 stars; 10 reviews)

(Once again Mrs Kingsley does not shy away from the highs and lows of life in the quickly changing world of the 1900s…the ageing women working to support themselves or their families, in jobs that will soon disappear...the washerwoman, butter-woman and the little dressmaker….the contrast between the socialite of Boston and the drudge in the kitchen….the old farmers and the independent, college-educated young people…and, with an acceptance of the realities of life we might think of as “modern”, the impact of an illegitimate child on the lives of its mother and her whole family. In her new role as the ministers wife, Miss Philura’s independent (dare one say rebellious?) spirit continues to blossom, while deep in her heart there is a secret longing waiting to be realised….The arrival of a mysterious new family in the village will have unexpected consequences for the lives of several people in Innesfield; fortunately the heart of Philura is big enough and brave enough to embrace it all Anne F ) (8 hr 53 min)

Chapters

The Hidden Picture 22:45 Read by annie70
Apriling 13:32 Read by annie70
Transfiguration 11:43 Read by annie70
'A Spot Where Spirits Blend' 19:11 Read by annie70
The Closed Door 16:33 Read by annie70
The Hill Family 20:11 Read by annie70
Malvina Bennettt, dressmaker 17:12 Read by annie70
The Ornes 12:42 Read by annie70
The Door Ajar 11:07 Read by annie70
A Night of Rain and The Morning After 17:06 Read by annie70
A Little Journey In The World 25:29 Read by annie70
Millstones and Opportunities 21:00 Read by annie70
Not At Home To Visitors 16:22 Read by annie70
Molly Drives The Cow 11:42 Read by annie70
On The Old Road 11:12 Read by annie70
Malvina Bennett Points a Moral 24:30 Read by annie70
Where is Sylvia 22:02 Read by annie70
On Wings of Morning 9:58 Read by annie70
Grandma Orne Speaks Her Mind 20:08 Read by annie70
At The Parsonage 30:38 Read by annie70
The COnfession 16:21 Read by annie70
A Rainy Dawn 5:02 Read by annie70
Playing Mother 22:04 Read by annie70
Sylvia's Child 28:20 Read by annie70
"Unto Us A Son Is Born" 11:15 Read by annie70
The Parish Hears The News 28:39 Read by annie70
The Ladies Aid 14:25 Read by annie70
Miss Philura's Baby 26:37 Read by annie70
The Lord Gave 13:57 Read by annie70
Milly 11:26 Read by annie70

Reviews

(5 stars)

The reader was perfect for this story. Her accents and voice changes were perfectly timed and I enjoyed them very much. The story is a lovely little heartfelt story about a woman and her life.

Reasonably good story

(4 stars)

The ending was a little disappointing but the narration was excellent