This week, I re-read three very different books in three different genres:
— Elizabeth Young, A Girl’s Best Friend.
Rounding off my British chick lit fest, I read my second-favorite Liz Young novel, A Girl’s Best Friend, about a woman, her dog, and a rather dishy vet. There are some wonderful supporting characters and an absolutely hysterical murder mystery weekend.
— M.M. Kaye, Trade Wind.
Switching gears and genres, M.M. Kaye’s sweeping epic of mid-nineteenth century Zanzibar, a crusading American heiress, and a rascally British slave trader is one of my all time favorite books. My copy may not have stood the test of time– it’s shedding flakes of paper all over the place– but the story certainly has. The character development is beautifully done, especially the way the hero and heroine grow to love each other despite themselves and their own very disparate characters.
— Elizabeth Peters, The Love Talker.
Once again switching gears, this is one of Elizabeth Peters’s stand alone mysteries from way back when, this one set in a snowy family estate in Maryland as our heroine attempts to figure out just who is trying to convince her great aunt that there are faeries in the woods.
I’m not quite sure what to read next….
What have you been reading this week?