Happy Friday, all!
With December upon us, it felt like time to break out the feel good holiday reads. I always find British chick lit/women’s fiction particularly soothing right around the holiday season. I wasn’t quite ready for my usual Trisha Ashley readathon, so I started with two new to me books by Beth Moran: Christmas Every Day, in which a woman whose life has fallen apart takes refuge in her grandmother’s abandoned and largely uninhabitable cottage near Sherwood Forest and quickly finds herself part of the life of the village, including the local book club, and Let It Snow, in which a local tv weather presenter finds herself on a crazy road trip to a new job interview with the man her parents always wanted her to wind up with– and just maybe they were right.
Which other British chick lit/ women’s fiction authors should I be reading? All suggestions welcome!
Meanwhile, with more plague in my household (thanks, kids), I’ve gone back to my usual sort of comfort read: very old mysteries. I’m currently in the midst of a Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Wall, which feels very much like many other Mary Roberts Rineharts I have read: the heroine is the scion of an old family that is no longer what it was but can still just afford to keep up two homes and four servants (hard times!). Suspicion is unleashed upon them when her brother’s divorced wife appears with demands for money only to be… murdered. I will admit, I’m genuinely not sure who dunnit yet, although I have some ideas.
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. in other news, if you wanted to order a personalized copy of Band of Sisters as a holiday gift, now’s the time to do it! I’ll be popping into Shakespeare & Co Lexington Avenue next week, so if you give them a call (212-772-3400) or leave instructions in the Comments box in their order form, I can make it out to the person of your choosing, and they can get it to you in time for festive joy.