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The Sherwood Ring By Elizabeth Marie Pope The Sherwood Ring Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off guard when she first arrives at her family s ancestral estate Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance Pat a handsome British scholar

  • Title: The Sherwood Ring
  • Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • ISBN: 9780618150748
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sherwood Ring By Elizabeth Marie Pope Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off guard when she first arrives at her family s ancestral estate Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself But she is not alone The house is full of mysteries and ghosts Soon Peggy becomes involved with the spirits of her own Colonial ancNewly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off guard when she first arrives at her family s ancestral estate Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself But she is not alone The house is full of mysteries and ghosts Soon Peggy becomes involved with the spirits of her own Colonial ancestors and witnesses the unfolding of a centuries old romance against a backdrop of spies and intrigue and of battles plotted and foiled.
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    1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      Elizabeth Marie Pope wrote only two YA novels, this one and The Perilous Gard They re both on my all time favorites list, and I ve read them both several times I only wish she d written Even though these books were written over fifty years ago, they have appealing heroines with a can do attitude.The Sherwood Ring, written in 1958, is a jewel of a YA fantasy that deserves not to be forgotten Peggy Grahame is a lonely 17 year old girl, orphaned by the recent death of her footloose and mildly negl [...]

    2. Miriam on said:

      For years I was convinced I had read this book Then I saw the plot description of an orphaned girl sent to live with her eccentric uncle not what I was remembering at all Eventually I tracked down a copy and began to read it Soon I began to suspect that I had indeed read it before, and two thirds of the way through Barbara s story it was confirmed This was the book I had been thinking I had read Only it consists of 5 interlinked stories, only the third of which was memorable to me.Peggy, the unf [...]

    3. Mariel on said:

      I m rather surprised by the seemingly lukewarm reaction to Elizabeth Marie Pope s The Sherwood Ring on It isn t a perfect book, sure, but the charms far outweigh minor dragging by time s end At least it did for me I related to the belonging nowhere feeling Pope s only other work, The Perilous Gard, is absolutely perfect in my eyes I had hearts in my eyes, all the same A young teen travels to a relative s and discovers the wonders of history when she befriends three ghosts That might sound cliche [...]

    4. Marquise on said:

      Sometimes, one liner reviews just have to suffice What a fantastic book this was Nice plotline with plenty to entertain, good characters and pacing, just like YA fiction should be.

    5. Anthony on said:

      OK, this book is the subject of my new personal crusade It s the greatest completely unknown book aimed at the Young Adult group My 3 brothers, 2 sisters and I all grew up loving this book and read it many, many, many times It was a really big deal when we discovered Alibris and we all bought used copies to give to our kids NO, IT S NOT ABOUT ROBIN HOOD It s a ghost story, historical mystery, romance, character study with parallel stories set in the American Revolution and mid twentieth century [...]

    6. Jeanette on said:

      Easy read and delightful multiple tale fare as you seldom no, NEVER see written in the present market It s filled with young people who are healthy, tops in mind spirit self identity and who cleverly traipse through difficult times in a joyous and remarkably KIND manner Actually WITH manners on top of it.Liked all the tales of the past and the one in the present Uncle Enos reminds me incredibly of Flavia de Luce s Dad of current English mystery series This is witty banter, nasty or negative dail [...]

    7. Josie on said:

      Whoever it was who highly recommended this book on s Listmania, THANK YOU I loved this book and immediately went out and specially ordered my own copy after I d finished the library s, because I knew I d be reading it again and again This book would probably be billed as a YA fantasy because of the ghosts in it, but it s really like historical fiction with a twist Three of Peggy s ancestors appear to her at various times and tell her their stories, all of which take place during the American Wa [...]

    8. Nikki on said:

      I like Elizabeth Marie Pope s writing This was quite different to The Perilous Gard, but nonetheless it won me over quite thoroughly There s a bit of the same thing in it that I enjoyed so much in Mary Stewart s work an old fashioned air that somehow promised everything would come right in the end.It unfolds at its own pace, so be prepared to be patient even when things seem thoroughly obvious There are strong and capable female characters, which helps, but the changing point of view does not he [...]

    9. Brandy Painter on said:

      Honestly, if I all I had known about this book was its premise I probably would have disregarded it as silly and never read it However, it was written by Elizabeth Marie Pope and as I love The Perilous Gard I gave it a go And I am so glad I did The book is about a girl named Peggy who has just been orphaned and comes to live with her uncle at her family s ancestral estate in upstate New York During her first meeting with her uncle he loses his temper and kicks out a perfectly nice young man who [...]

    10. Katie on said:

      One of those not what I expected even though I hadn t consciously formed expectations books I didn t realize it was mostly about ghosts telling stories But I liked it I wish the modern day romance had been developed, which isn t all that fair of me because I was into Barbara Peaceable, which was also pretty undeveloped But I like what I like

    11. Dianna on said:

      This is one of those books that I m sad I didn t read earlier in my life, because I wasted all those years not having read it If you like excellent writing, old manor houses, history, spunky young people, ghosts nice ones , or just a good story, you d probably like this book What are you waiting for

    12. Dyanna on said:

      DNF 30% This book was on my want to read list since ever I had become a member of this site but the problem is that I find it extremely boring.The story follows an orphan girl that moves in the house of his uncle but the problem is that the propriety is haunted.

    13. Suzannah on said:

      It s been years since I first heard of this classic YA novel about a young woman learning the thrilling history of her family s experiences in the American War for Independence firsthand from their ghosts, as she tries to untangle her own present day historical mystery At the time I decided it sounded like a thoroughly charming story, but I was unable to run a copy to ground Lo, these many years later, and I am thrilled to discover it on Open Library After that it took me a good few months to ac [...]

    14. Andree on said:

      This is a book I should have liked in theory, but in reality I liked a lot less.It involves family ghosts, and an old family estate, and history, and secrets, and secret rooms, and snarky siblings, and charming ish romances, and it all comes together at the end.But somewhere along the way, for some reason, it didn t work for me.Maybe it was because I read it too soon after The Perilous Gard, and I love The Perilous Gard.Maybe it was because I found a lot of the romantic relationships underdevelo [...]

    15. Wealhtheow on said:

      After Peggy Grahame is orphaned, she goes to live with her cantankerous old uncle in their even older family home in up state New York He stays shut up in his study every day, so Peggy is free to explore the house and talk to ghosts Each of them tells her another installment of the tale of her ancestor Nick Grahame s game of cat and mouse with loyalist Peaceable Sherwood After numerous triumphs and reverses, they grow to respect each other, but they are still on opposite sides of the Revolutiona [...]

    16. Jennifer on said:

      Revisiting a childhood favorite can be treacherous, but this one and Elizabeth Marie Pope s only other book The Perilous Gard holds up over the years Compared to today s bloated children s and YA fic, every word still feels well chosen, and the characters are deftly and concisely drawn I don t love the modern part of the story, which has not aged as well as its Revolutionary counterpart, but I will forgive almost anything for the Christmas dinner scene Also, I think I can trace my love of a cert [...]

    17. Carol Storm on said:

      Just because THE PERILOUS GARD is possibly the greatest YA novel ever written, I came away from this book feeling very disappointed The tough, hard edged, practically Film Noir tone of THE PERILOUS GARD apparently did not come naturally to Elizabeth Marie Pope This early book is mushy and somewhat sentimental, not only about the love story but about the American colonial era itself The characters are likable enough, but there s a lot of Daughters of the American Revolution type snobbery if you r [...]

    18. Jenna on said:

      I didn t expect to like it being historical fiction and all but I thoroughly fell in love with Peaceable Drummond Sherwood I wasn t even that into the modern part of the story, or really any of the others from the past, for that matter, but I find it impossible to express how many times I would ve died to be the clever Barbara Grahame, just for Sherwood Picture him like Robin Hood, only evil, self serving, clever, romantic, and with flair 33333 Friends, before you start beating me over the hea [...]

    19. Faith on said:

      This book was on my school reading list every year and I always wanted to read it, but it was out of print and not available anywhere until I stumbled across a copy in a bookstore on Nantucket.I love it It s old fashioned, and sedately paced, and goes back and forth between past and present which usually I hate, but I DON T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THAT.I love it anyway.It s quite a gem, and I cherish my copy of it.

    20. Anna Bright on said:

      I m not confident I can write a full review without accidentally using enthusiastic emojis, so I will just say this Positively delightful story about the American Revolution and romance Bonus if you like uncomfortable ancestral homes up North and or if you re an Anglophile This book is tea, not coffee, and I loved it.

    21. Susanne E on said:

      What fun I can t believe I d never heard of this book before I stand by my earlier statement that it s like a blend of Cold Comfort Farm and The Scarlet Pimpernel or maybe those Lauren Willig ones, but G rated but about the American Revolution.

    22. Sherwood Smith on said:

      I just loved this book as a ten year old Ghosts, codes, secret passages, masquerades with dangerous searches going on the ending was a tad disappointing, but everything up to then was a thrill to my ten year old self.

    23. CLM on said:

      One of my all time favorite books, this is about orphaned teen Peggy, who goes to live with her somewhat grumpy historian uncle At first lonely, she soon begins to make friends with the locals and with local ghosts.

    24. Amanda on said:

      this book found its way from my childhood home to my mom s home in the great north she happened to give me back a bin of my old books, twenty something years later and I just got around to reading it again it s funny i did not realize that the taste I have now could be so like the taste of the girl I was at 12 or 13 or whenever I bought this peaceable sherwood has made it onto my favorite character list for sure.

    25. Cheryl on said:

      I kind wish I d encountered this when I was about 12 Then I would have forgiven Peggy for being so needy, Eleanor for being a twit, and Christopher Seven family for being such loyal retainers, and the whole set of melodramas Both a Romance and a romance novel, with some sort of history to hook it all on, I found it unsatisfying on all fronts.

    26. Sharla on said:

      The Sherwood Ring has become one of my favorites for multiple reasons The number one being Peaceable Sherwood His cleverness in evading the main protagonist is extremely entertaining Additionally this story contains a good deal of romance the non mushy kind , clever escapes, quick banter, likeable characters, and all within a historical setting Summary After her father s death Peggy Grahame is sent to live with her Uncle Enos at the ancestral estate Rest and be thankful There she befriends a you [...]

    27. Rachel on said:

      This is one of those books I read on a whim Basically, I had no other books to read very rare in and of itself and this one was suggested for those who liked Mara, Daughter of the Nile So, I picked it up at the library, slightly concerned I wouldn t like it because of the ghosts.It s one of my favorite historical romances ever The Sherwood Ring starts off with Peggy Peggy has an unremarkable background When her father dies, she moves in with her uncle Her uncle, a modern day scrooge, basically i [...]

    28. Lee Anne on said:

      Peggy Grahame is orphaned at seventeen, and heads with ambivalence and perhaps a little apprehension to the family New England mansion to live with her withdrawn Uncle Enos, who is obsessed with keeping Rest and be thankful as close to its condition during the Revolutionary War as possible But before she even arrives at the house, she gets lost in the woods and is given directions by a girl in a red cloak on horseback, who disappears before she can thank her Peggy quickly discovers that the girl [...]

    29. Ashley on said:

      I read this whole book in one day It was a very interesting story, well thought out, and well executed.I will say that I didn t particularly enjoy the character of the uncle After he got so sick and he seemed so easily startled throughout the whole book, it seemed odd that he had lived alone for so long it didn t seem like he was able to take care of himself.Okay, I ll be honest, the thought that a girl who has just come to a new house to live with a grumpy uncle because she is alone in the worl [...]

    30. Emily on said:

      This book is crippled by its structure This should have been a historical romance, served straight up Instead, it s a convoluted tale of a bland, lonely, 1950s girl visited by four 18th century ghosts who tell their stories one by one, each in indistinguishable first person voices With one exception, once a ghost appears, he is never seen again, which makes it hard to grow very attached to any of the characters, no matter how interesting his or her tale Oddly, so little of the book takes place i [...]

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