Only Isabel can strike a spark, and at the eleventh hour he asks her to marry him, offers to abandon Marina for another post -- and then accepts her decision to go back with him. But Marina is worse than she had imagined; she rebuffs Matt for a time- then seeks his attentions- and finally betrays him when the changes of the winter rigors prove too much for her -- and for Greg Skane, assistant chief. Then an accident seems to write finis.
She thinks she has escaped her fate- and only a chance and belated discovery reveals where her real love lies- and her salvation. While the basic pattern is a not unfamiliar one, Raddall has given it new twists- and told his story against a primitive and weirdly fascinating setting. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
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The Nymph and The Lamp by Raddall, Thomas, H
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A Nova Scotia classic, The Nymph and the Lamp is the story of Isabel Jardin, a strong and sensitive woman, and the men in her life—the stoic Matthew Carney, a living legend, the passionate Gregory Skane, and the innocent but infatuated Jim Sargent. Finally, he took a three-month shore leave to find his family in Nova Scotia, with whom he had lost contact.
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During this unfruitful search, he finds Isabel Jardine, an independent spinster, secretary to the ED at the wireless company. Sparks fly between these two non-reactive subjects, culminating with Isabel accompanying Matthew back to the island for permanent settlement after knowing him only from his files, his reputation and no more than 35 hours together over three days.
It is hard not to like all the characters in this book, and to feel their anguish as the tale unrolls. Within a year, Isabel returns to Nova Scotia and finds a safe harbor in the region of her birth among the apple orchards of the north island.
She joins the roller coaster of boom and bust following The Great War, nurtured by an employer who is smart enough to give her responsibility and authority. Raddell does a fine job of tying up the stories.
The book is beautifully written, full of glorious similes and descriptions of the nature of sea and shore.