Dr. Lavendar's People
by Margaret Deland
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903
In the fictional town of Old Chester, Pennsylvania Margaret Deland created a delightful series of short stories and novels. Reminiscent of Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell and the Mitford series by Jan Karon, the books are full of charm. Dr. Lavendar is the town's Episcopal minister. He was beloved by readers in Margaret Deland's time, his faith full of common sense, compassion, empathy and practicality. These novels and stories are delightful to read.