Happy July 4th weekend everyone! This may not be the 4th we were all hoping for, but one thing stays the same: there will always be books.
This week, I continued my Jodi Taylor and Patricia Wentworth marathons with the St. Mary’s adventure A Second Chance (book #3) and the Miss Silver mystery The Clock Strikes Twelve (book #I’ve completely lost count).
Now, for something a little different, I’ve gone to another comfort author, Trisha Ashley, with The House of Hopes and Dreams, which is just like snuggling into a warm blanket. A tv presenter loses his job–and almost his leg– after a horrible accident but then inherits a mysterious family manor house with an Elizabethan wing, a ghost, and a possible curse. Meanwhile, his best friend, a stained glass designer, loses her partner of ten years and gets booted out of their studio by said partner’s hideous grown up son. I’ve just got to the bit where they’ve both moved into the mysterious old manor house. I adore Trisha Ashley’s books (especially A Winter’s Tale, of which this one strongly reminds me). They always have old houses, family secrets, unexpected inheritances, wonderfully horrible villains, and lots of cooking of good food.
Once that’s done, I have an absolute treasure trove of new books lined up on my Kindle, including Danielle Trussoni’s The Ancestor and upcoming books by Laura Moretti, Nicola Harrison, and Hazel Gaynor. So much excitement!
What have you been reading this week?