Here’s a smattering of what I’ve been reading this week:
— Michelle Cooper, A Brief History of Montmaray.
A charming YA novel set on an imaginary island in the 1930s. As promised, it does indeed remind me a great deal of I Capture the Castle. Thanks to Veronika for recommending it! I have the second in the series, The FitzOsbornes in Exile, all lined up and waiting for me.
— Olivia Kingsley, Pretty Persuasion.
The exceedingly talented woman who is responsible for all the prettiness here on the website (because, seriously, it’s not me. I may have slightly more design sense than I have computer savvy, but slightly more than nothing isn’t saying much) has written her first novel! It’s a Regency romance set around an ill-advised elopement. Gretna Green, anyone?
— Susanna Kearsley, The Rose Garden.
I had thought it couldn’t get any better than The Shadowy Horses. I was wrong. I have a new Kearsley favorite. Run, don’t walk, to buy this book! Or something like that. It really is that good. I also highly recommend Kearsley’s backlist for those who haven’t read her yet (think a little Mary Stewart, a little Barbara Michaels, a little Diana Gabaldon: stir and simmer), as well as her suspense novel under the name Emma Cole.
What have you been reading?