Woven like a fine tapestry
This was my first venture into a norah lofts novel - what a terrific find! the book begins in the 4th century as the roman army begins to pull out of england. wounded and unable to continue with the troops, paulus remains behind at the "deserted" wayside tavern they had stumbled across. one act of kindness begets another and soon paulus has unknowingly started a family and a story of a family home to reach through the centuries. ms. lofts brilliantly and seamlessly weaves each generation of her story into the next, culminating with a single reminder back to the days of paulus which i think wrapped the story beautifully back to it's beginning. along the way, however, you will enjoy stories of historical interest, religion,love, loss, and the simple human characteristics that create great human drama. i thoroughly enjoyed each step along the way and i highly recommend this book.