I was browsing through the book section of Amazon and I stumbled across The Little Village School by Gervase Phinn. Like so often is the case, it was the cover that caught my eye and from the description it sounded like something I would enjoy. But what really sealed the deal for me was several of the reviewers were comparing it to Miss Read’s books. I knew I had to give it a try! And I am certainly glad I did… I loved it and couldn’t wait to read the next book in the series, Trouble at the Little Village School:
“Elisabeth Devine certainly rocked the boat when she arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale to take over as head teacher of the little primary school. Now it’s a new term, and after winning over the wary locals, she can finally settle in to her role. Or so she thinks . . .
For the school is hit by a brand-new bombshell: it’s to be merged with its arch rival, and Elisabeth has to fight for the headship with Urebank’s ruthless and calculating headmaster. She has her work cut out for her.
But add in some gossip and a helping of scandal, not to mention various newcomers bringing good things and bad to Barton, and that’s not the only trouble that’s brewing in the village.”
I enjoyed this one every bit as much as the first and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Trouble at the Little Village School by Gervase Phinn
Published by Hodder (2013)