Happy Friday, all!
I madly binged the rest of Jodie Taylor’s Elizabeth Cage series, Dark Light and Long Shadows, about a woman leading a quiet life who suddenly finds herself plunged into danger, government machinations, and odd supernatural happenings.
I wasn’t quite ready to leave that world yet, so I moved on to the first in her Frogmorton Farm series, The Nothing Girl, which didn’t have the drama or adventure, but did have a heroine of the Valency Stirling Blue Castle variety who had been squished by her family but finally makes a break by marrying a childhood friend in a marriage of convenience, which, of course, turns out to be more than a marriage of convenience. There’s also an invisible, talking, golden horse. Because.
After that, I tried a book that’s been on my TBR for a few weeks now: Isabel Canas’s The Hacienda, a wonderfully creepy work of Gothic suspense in the old school Barbara Michaels/ Simone St. James/ vengeful ghost tradition set in Mexico in the 1820s. It did a brilliant job of creating a world and an atmosphere without over-explaining. The word “immersive” tends to be overused, but this book absolutely was.
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. In other news, my next stand alone, Two Wars and a Wedding, is now available for pre-order! You can learn more here.