Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:
— Barbara Michaels, Smoke and Mirrors.
This is one of my less frequent Michaels re-reads. The inside look at a political campaign is fascinating (and reminds me of one of my old teen favorites, The President’s Daughter, by Ellen Emerson White), but this one has never captured my imagination as so many of her others did.
— Elsie Lee, The Wicked Guardian.
Even though I find amnesia plots a little annoying, Elsie Lee’s prose in this Regency-set romp is wickedly funny and the heroine’s losing her memory didn’t put me off as I’d thought it would. I’d never realized before just how Heyer-esque the Elsie Lee Regencies are. Now to find more….
— Bee Ridgway, The River of No Return.
I’ve only just started this, so more next week, but as of now, I’ll say: if you liked A Discovery of Witches, you’ll love this. And there are no vampires! It’s Regency/modern time travel with a two hundred year old hero (last seen during the Peninsular War) and a mysterious organization of time hoppers known only as “The Guild”. Further updates once I’m farther along.
Unrelated, but happy news: The Ashford Affair was just chosen as a Doubleday/ Lit Guild/ Rhapsody Book Club alternate selection! Growing up, I remember seeing those “Doubleday Book Club Alternate Selection” stickers on books (it brings back memories of Waldenbooks and puffy sweatshirts), so I couldn’t be more excited.
What have you been reading this week?