The nice thing about an airplane delay is that it does provide uninterrupted time to read. While we were sitting on the tarmac at JFK, I gobbled up two books:
— Jan Moran, Scent of Roses.
Ever wonder where those truly sweeping stories went? Heroines who persevere through war and upheaval, lose everything, build it up again…. This is one of those books. Set during World War II, it ranges from England to France to Poland to Los Angeles as a woman struggles to find her missing son and hold her family together. There may have been a little bit of discrete tear-wiping at some points on my part. Scent of Roses comes out from St. Martin’s Press next year.
— Jill Shalvis, It Had to Be You.
Why have I not read more Jill Shalvis before? This was the very best sort of small town romance, with laugh out loud dialogue, lovable and believable characters, and just the right touch of zany. I loved it. And now I want more. Which I may have to acquire during the RT book fair tomorrow.
What have you been reading this week?