The one up side to an eight hour delay at Birmingham airport? (Other than the Starbucks right next to my gate.) Lots of time to read. And I mean lots of time to read. I finally had time to read two very different advance copies of upcoming books:
— Iona Grey, Letters to the Lost.
How much did I love this book? Enough to (almost) not mind spending my Saturday at an airport. It’s the very best sort of time jump novel, going back and forth between a twenty-first century runaway who breaks into an abandoned house and finds a pile of letters– and a mystery– inside, and the story of a young woman during World War II. Both halves of the story made me tear up.
— Kelley Bowen, I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm.
Definitely recommended for fans of Jennifer McQuiston, Sarah MacLean, and Julia Quinn! It’s a Regency romp with laugh-out loud dialogue, a heroine with a secret, and an eccentric dowager. Don’t tell Sally Fitzhugh, though– the dowager collects chickens. Yes, chickens. Sally’s stoat would be in chicken-chasing heaven….
This was not an ARC, but it is a book that I had been meaning to read for quite some time and never quite got around to. It’s a close look at the rival courts of George I and his heir, the future George II. I’ve always been a huge fan of George II’s wife, Caroline of Ansbach (I was the only person in the tenth grade who, when asked her role model, named Caroline of Ansbach– for which I say: thank you, Jean Plaidy!) and this provides an up-close look at Caroline’s world in lively prose, with lots of lovely pictures, architectural plans, and vivid historical details.
What have you been reading this week?