I’d meant until I was done with the current manuscript before treating myself to the new books from a care package a very good friend sent me last week… but I just couldn’t resist.
— Simone St. James, An Inquiry Into Love and Death.
A beautifully written, 1920s-set ghost story. Since I have my real copy on pre-order already, I’m giving away the advance copy right now on Thursday Give Away, where you can also read the blurb and my extended raptures about it.
— Jennifer McVeigh, The Fever Tree.
I have been eagerly awaiting this book, since the premise– and the cover– made me think of vintage M.M. Kaye: a Victorian heroine who goes off to South Africa to marry a cousin and finds herself embroiled in the politics of South Africa’s diamond mines. The writing was lovely and the descriptions of South Africa at the time incredibly evocative, although I spent much of the book (perhaps unfairly?) heartily irritated with the heroine.
What have you been reading this week?