Book Review

I just finished reading The Grass Beyond The Door by Cicely Veighey

The Grass Beyond the Dooris a novel based on a true story: Lucy Lightfoot was born in the early 19th Century on the Isle of Wight in the south of England. She was well known in her village for her extreme obsession with the 14th-century crusader Sir Edward Estur, whose carved effigy lay in St. Olave’s Church in the village of Gatscombe.

On June 13, 1831, during the severest storm in the history of the Island, a lightning bolt struck the church shortly after Lucy had been observed going inside. Sir Edward’s dagger was shattered, the jewel from its hilt was gone – and there was not a trace to be found of Lucy Lightfoot. For two years her grieving family searched for her, but she had vanished from the face of the earth. Her disappearance became a local legend, a mystery that would never be solved … until 34 years later, when a newly discovered 14th-century manuscript revealed an incredible story.

This is where The Grass Beyond the Door begins.

This was actually a surprisingly good read. I picked it up for $1 at a used book store and thought what the heck? For a dollar I might as well try it. It was easy to get into and kind of interesting. It turns out that it’s based on actual history which I find rather interesting. I’d recommend it to someone who likes Victorian/Medieval stories.

The Grass Beyond the Door

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