The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

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Title
The Enchanted April
Author:  Elizabeth von Arnim
Length:  227 pages
Genre:  20th Century Literature
Content Notes:  Brief Language


Four women agree to share the expenses of renting an Italian villa for the month of April. They don’t know one another in the beginning; but by the end they’ve become good friends. This story takes a look at their lives and how this holiday helps them learn more about themselves, helps them grow personally, and helps them each find needed healing in their lives.  Some of the tough issues dealt with are struggles with love, with marital relationships, and with faith. This novel is about love and relationships; but most of all, it’s about restoration:  restoring themselves, their lives, and their relationships.


Quotes from the Book

“All the radiance of April in Italy lay gathered together at her feet. The sun poured in on her.”

“She had frightened love away, precious love, and that couldn’t be good. Was not Lotty right when she said the other day that nothing at all except love mattered? Nothing certainly seemed much use unless it was built up on love.”


 

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