Weekly Reading Round-Up

The Miss Silver Mysteries Marathon continues (this time with tersely named) The Key, but I’m so very grateful to the wonderful Kate Moretti for breaking up with Miss Silvers with an advance copy of her compulsively readable upcoming ghost story/mystery/thriller, The Girls of Brackenhill.

I finished it in a day– much to the detriment of my sleep/children/copyedits– and absolutely recommend it to anyone who likes creepy Hudson Valley castles, unreliable narrators, family secrets, thrillers, ghosts, and Simone St. James’s Sundown Motel.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. DJL on July 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Finished The Orphan, #5 of the Silver Linings mystery/romances by Mary Kingswood, very good.

    Also read Artistic License by Elle Pierson (aka Lucy Parker of London Celebrities series), which bears her signature brand combining romance & laugh-out-loud funny (and was the first book I can recall ever reading that was set in New Zealand).

    Now reading My Wild Heart by Martha Keyes, a Regency Shakespeare story, this one a Much Ado send up that was recommended in a comment thread on this site last week–and is very good so far!

  2. Jan Siler on July 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I read books 2 & 3 in the Veronica Speedwell series, Beatriz’s Her Last Flight (so awesome), and am now rereading Summer Country! Lots of great writing!

  3. Betty Strohecker on July 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    About to finish The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep – so good. Just started Who Speaks for the Damned, #15 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris – love Sebastian, Hero, and their cast of secondary characters,

  4. Bev Fontaine on July 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Almost done with Cara Black’s latest, Three Days In Paris. Excellent. Also, I re-read Madam Will You Talk by Mary Stewart, an old favorite that always cheers me up!

  5. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on July 10, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Was in a reading slump but thanks to a recommendation I went back and read the childhood classic Caddie Woodlawn. So wonderfully pioneer Wisconsin!

  6. Julie on July 12, 2020 at 12:35 am

    I’m actually in the middle of Sundown Motel, and am really enjoying it! I don’t think I’ve read anything by Kate Moretti, so I’ll have to give her books a try.

  7. Car on July 14, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    The Keeper of Lost Things. Really liked it.

  8. Tara on July 16, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    The Falconer series by Elizabeth May is a must read! Victorian era, check! Magic and industrial inventions with a steampunk twist, check! And, of course, romance, check!

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