Another delightful novel by Mary Scott who has been writing so much about her beloved countryside in New Zealand.
Pippa is a young woman without a family who inherits some money and invests it in a small library in a little seaside town. Something every reader dreams about. But Pippa has other dreams, as well. She wants to change people's lives as the heroine in one of Robert Browning's poems "Pippa passes". She might have some influence on a few of the character but, true to Mary Scott's style, she mostly changes her own life.
Humorous, lovely, nice, an easy read, a feel good novel.
From the back cover: "Here is the third novel set in New Zealand by the author of Breakfast At Six and Yours To Oblige which have delighted so many readers. Pippa, like her poetical namesake, aims to make people happy. When she is left a little money, she decides that a small country library should provide a pleasant and sufficiently profitable occupation and, above all, be a likely centre for meeting people and brightening up their lives for them. There are some light stains down the spine and light foxing along the page edges but overall a tidy copy."
Unfortunately, Mary Scott's books are out of print and only available second hand. I have heard in the meantime, that you can buy some of them as eBooks, like this one here.