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3 thoughts on “The House of Dreams Come True

  1. Alisha Alisha says:

    I enjoyed this uite a bit but the pantomime villains took it into overly dramatic territory for meJean Peterson is staying at a hotel in the Alps when she meets a Byronic hero while she is out ice skating He stops her from falling on the ice There is an unspoken attraction He suggests that they keep one another company for just this one day never knowing each other's names and never planning to meet again Jean hardly knows why but she agreesAfter Jean leaves the Alps she goes to England where she is to stay for a long visit with a friend of her father's This lady a widow with two sons warmly welcomes Jean to her home If you can guess who one of the two sons is good job Except it's not actually that hard to guessAnyway there's a certain amount of satisfyingly predictable barely suppressed emotions and it's all very Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester which is fine with me But then there are two flies in the ointmenta neighbor man who pursues Jean in a way that today would get him slapped with all kinds of judicial process seriously this is the hardest part for a modern girl to swallow especially when Jean excuses his behavior on the basis that he can't help it because he just loves her that mucharghh no and then there's also a hot headed Italian lady with a craving for revenge from a Tragic Past These two characters went much too far But I liked Jean and her hero his name is Blaise by the way and most of the other characters I also thought the story was pretty engrossing and I do like that the main characters decide not to grab at happiness in a way that would cheapen it shades of Jane Eyre Romantic stories written a hundred or years ago do often hold up self control and moral integrity as things to be admired especially when exercised at great personal cost

  2. Hannah Hannah says:

    Probably should be rated about three stars but I added one for enjoyment This is not high literature but it was fun and it had a good Christian message about duty

  3. Julie Julie says:

    Though Pedler's romance novels are not really my thing nowadays I do love to skim through the plots and discover the places of my mid Devon past that she picks out and recreates for the landscape and place settings of her fictions In House of Dreams Come True the writer’s second novel published in 1919 Pedler recasts Dartmoor's mid Devon edge scape Jean the beautiful young heroine arrives in Devon and travels though we are told it is not far from Exeter to an unspecified destination Anyone familiar with this mid Devon territory between Okehampton and Crediton would recognise that part of mid Devon countryside as Pedler sketches it Even now when cars skedaddle through the lanes and the procession of giant wind terminals looms over the A30 horizon near Whiddon Down there's the ubiuitous red soil ‘glowing jewel like through filmy wisps of morning mist’ which the narrator notes on Jean’s first encounter with the moonlit countryside Though place names in House of Dreams Come True are different the novel's locations are often derived from Pedler’s own familiarity with the nooks and crannies of that mid Devonian territory I have often thought that the novel’s title and narrative encode the accoutrements of Reeve Castle the follyhome that William Carter Pedler had designed and built near Zeal Monachorum and BowIn one scene of House of Dreams Jean sculls her boat along the placid reaches of the local river between ‘Staple’ and ‘Willow Ferry’ where she revels in the ‘sweet scented airs that played among the trees and over the surface of the water’; a river scene that could be anywhere but given the novel’s contextual background is suggestive of the reaches of the river Taw as it runs just a mile north west of North Tawton near Bondleigh weir a once popular site for rowers

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