Weekly Reading Round-Up
As those of you who follow me on Facebook know, it’s been a heavy research week for the next stand alone novel. But I did manage to sneak in one novel this week: Donna Thorland’s third American Revolution-set swashbuckler, Mistress Firebrand. It features an intelligent and daring heroine– an aspiring playwright– trying to make her way in a world of Rebel and Loyalist intrigues where loyalties aren’t always clear, especially when love gets in the way. Highly recommended– especially with the fourth of July coming up!
Next up, I have piles of new books waiting for me, but I have a hankering to re-read some Josephine Tey. Because sometimes you just need a little The Franchise Affair or The Daughter of Time.
What have you been reading this week?
I took a break from fiction this week and read Ghettoside: a true story of murder in America by Jill Leovy. It’s about the murder rate in south LA with regard to black on black crime. It’s a bit disorganized but a timely read.
I’ve been reading a lot of WWI and WWII in Britain historical fiction and Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake and First Frost.
I really enjoyed Carola Dunn’s Miss Jacobson’s Journey, a very unusual take on the Regency Romance/Napoleonic War story.
Am now reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. After the shellacking Hitler took in the 1936 Olympics from these guys, Jesse Owens and Louis Zamperini, Hitler must have known he couldn’t beat us! Great reading.
I read An Accident of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers. About a family with a dad with major anger issues and the almost fatal consequences of his lack of control. Couldn’t put it down.
Then some Lisa Kleypas–Devil in Winter (a re-read as it’s one of my favorites), Only with your Love (pirates, New Orleans, voodoo and Louisiana swamps in early 19th century, and now reading Dreaming of You.
This summer’s goal is to finish the many book series that I’ve started over the years! Immersed in Bethlehem Road Murder – the second last book by Batya Gur, who died from cancer in 2005. The main character is Michael Ohayon, an Israeli detective who relies on his intellectualism to solve crime. Really thoughtful plot with an undercurrent of “almost”-subversive politics.
And of course my go-to comfort re-reads by Elizabeth Hoyt – they never get old!
I vote for The Daughter of Time, Lauren – one of my all time favorites!
I’m reading Secrets of a Lady (one of Tracy Grant’s older books) and just finished Orphan Train. Orphan Train is terrific and of course, Tracy’s book speaks for itself. And getting excited about Moonflower!
Daughter Of Time is one of my all time favourites too.
I am up to the last two chapters of Julie Klassen’s Lady Of Milkweed Manor and I finished Carol Higgins Clark’s Cursed, both of which were excellent.