I had very good book luck this week. All three of the books I read were winners.
– Deanna Raybourn, Night of a Thousand Stars.
Have you been missing Lady Julia and the Marches? In this wonderful, 1920s set adventure novel, we meet March the next generation– and revisit a bunch of the older generation. (Not to mention find out what happened with Julia and Brisbane.) It’s a wonderful combination of screwball comedy and swashbuckling adventure novel. Rather like The Mummy.
Night of a Thousand Stars comes out in October. I’ll have to see if I can wheedle Deanna into doing a give away or something here on the website….
– Kristan Higgins, Waiting On You.
I don’t read much contemporary romance, but I never miss a Kristan Higgins. This was one of her best. Snappy dialogue and comic side characters mixed with making-sniffling-noises-on-an-airplane heart-squeezing emotion.
– Shona Patel, Teatime for the Firefly.
I have to thank Barbara Peters at the Poisoned Pen bookstore for this one: she handed it to me and said, “Read it”. When Barbara says to read, I read. I’m not sure how to describe this book. It’s a love story and a formation of a marriage and a woman’s coming of age and a snapshot of a world in flux. Most of all, set in India in the 1940s, at the end of World War II and a little after, it’s one of those historical novels that brings you forcibly to another time and place, creating a world so real it’s a little disorienting to emerge from it.
And now… I have to figure out what I’m going to read next.
What have you been reading this week?