It’s Valentine’s Day AND President’s Day weekend all in one! Which hopefully doesn’t mean we need to read romances about past presidents. That would be just a little too weird.
In the spirit of the season, though, I did read an excellent romance novel this week: Meredith Duran’s Luck Be a Lady, about a prim and proper lady who, to outmaneuver her scheming brother and save the family’s auction house, makes a deal with an underworld casino owner, with unexpected results for all. I’ve never read a Meredith Duran book I haven’t loved and this one is no exception. There’s also a companion book, Lady Be Good, which I probably should have read first, but…. Details, details. Luck Be A Lady was excellent on its own.
Moving from romance to women’s fiction, the always wonderful Karen White sent me an ARC of Liza Beazley’s debut novel, Keep Me Posted, about the correspondence between two sisters, both struggling with their marriages, and the fall-out when that very personal correspondence suddenly goes viral on the internet. Karen warned me that the book would be compelling (i.e. take away from writing time) and she was right.
What have you been reading this week?