Review 1623: Miss Buncle Married

How delighted I was to find out there are actually three Miss Buncle books, since I so enjoyed the first one. This second book continues in the first one’s gently comic, frothy tradition.

Barbara Buncle, now Mrs. Abbott, and her husband Arthur discover that neither of them has been enjoying their active social life. There seems to be no way to get out of it, however, because they’re such a popular couple. So, they decide to move.

It takes Barbara quite a long time to find a house she likes. When she visits a solicitor’s office in Wandlebury to view a house, Mr. Tupper, mistaking her for another client, has her read a will in which Lady Chevis Cobbe leaves her estate to her niece, Jeronina Cobbe, on the condition that she isn’t married before Lady Chevis Cobbe’s death. When Mr. Tupper discovers his mistake, he is horrified and asks Barbara to tell no one.

Of course, Barbara discovers the perfect house in Wandlebury, and after extensive renovations, it makes a comfortable home. Shortly after moving there, Barbara meets Jeronina Cobbe, who goes by Jerry. She is an industrious young woman who has been running her own stables to keep afloat financially and is worried about her brother Archie. Archie has been living beyond his means because he thinks he is Lady Chevis Cobbe’s heir.

Barbara and Arthur have been enjoying their new home immensely when Barbara discovers that Arthur’s nephew Sam has fallen in love with Jerry. So, without telling anyone about the will, Barbara feels she must keep the two apart until ailing Lady Chevis Cobbe dies, so as not to deprive Jerry of her inheritance.

If anything, I enjoyed this novel more than I did Miss Buncle’s Book. It’s a lot of fun.

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7 thoughts on “Review 1623: Miss Buncle Married

  1. Jane March 3, 2021 / 8:35 am

    I haven’t read any of the Miss Buncle books and they do sound frothy fun!

  2. Helen March 3, 2021 / 2:26 pm

    I read Miss Buncle’s Book years ago and enjoyed it, but still haven’t read this one. It’s good to know that it’s as much fun as the first one!

    • whatmeread March 3, 2021 / 3:10 pm

      There’s a third one, too, The Two Mrs. Abbotts.

  3. Naomi March 4, 2021 / 2:15 pm

    I have no doubt this is good – it’s Persephone after all! (Do I remember correctly that you have a subscription?)

    • whatmeread March 4, 2021 / 2:19 pm

      Sometimes I take a six-month subscription.

  4. Liz Dexter March 4, 2021 / 4:02 pm

    This is a lovely one, I want to re-read these ones when I let myself do re-reading again …

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