I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, but there have been some gems amid the grumpiness.
This week’s gems?
Carla Kelly’s Marrying the Royal Marine, set in Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars, in which the ugly duckling sister finds herself on an unexpected adventure when she joins her sister in staffing a hospital in war-torn Portugal. It’s the third in a trilogy about three sisters, but you can read each independently without missing anything.
(Fun fact: it was the first book in this trilogy, Marrying The Captain, which I read in the spring of 2013, which, in a rather roundabout way, inspired my third stand alone novel, aka the 1927 Book, aka the Book That’s Coming Out Next. But more on that later.)
Next up, I’ve begun my annual re-read of E.F. Benson’s ghost stories. It is October next week, after all. Let the Halloween reading begin!
What have you been reading this week?