Lovely book. It took me some dogged attempts to stay with this book initially. I’m glad I did as it evolved into a story I really came to enjoy. Miss Matty is a gentle-spirited darling and Gaskell gifted her with a character that was easy to love – the happy ending in this read surrounds others love for her and not because of any direct event that happens to her or others.
If you like clean, gentle reads and haven’t read this charming, gentle, domestic tale yet, which showcases life in a small village for some “ageing” women and their associates, I recommend you do.