But one book really did stand out this week: The Charm School, by Susan Wiggs.
I can’t remember who recommended it to me, but, whoever you are, thank you. I adored this book. It was a combination high seas adventure/coming of age/ugly duckling story and it worked, beautifully. We go every step of the heroine’s transformation along with her– and learn a lot about life on ship while we’re at it. There’s something almost a little Blue Castle about it, the shy spinster coming into her own and learning her own strengths.
What have you been reading?