I'd read about this book in another book and it mentioned that it had been banned in Boston in the 40s. A look at the South after WWI, the oftentimes tense relationship between whites and blacks, and dealing with other people's expectations. I can see why it was considered shocking at the time, because of the questions it raised about equality and race relations. I found myself shocked at the book at times, it was hard to believe the mind set in the time period of my mom's birth. All in all, a read I'm very glad I picked up.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
This was a fantastic book set in England and Scotland, serving as a love story for reading. Everytime I picked up this book, I was happy within a paragraph. Even at the end, I was sad for the book being done, but happy at how it ended. I'm almost afraid to read anything else by this author for fear it won't measure up, but I'll give it a go.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I'm guessing the author has ran out of holidays, so she's moving onto different themes for the murders, lol. I'm a lot more like Lucy Stone than I want to admit at times, aside from the tendency to stumble across dead bodies.
Friday, October 14, 2016
A fantastic first entry in a historical murder mystery series featuring the oh-so-dashingly-dressed Beau Brummell. Very well done, full of historical cant and details. I longed to enjoy it with a cream tea while wearing an Empire gown.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A fantastic read about books being sent to soldiers during WWII. Fascinating subject, great writing, and I really learned a lot about the time. I even found some new (old) titles to give a try. I really want to start collecting old copies of Army Service Edition books now.
FINALLY, a new Aurora Teagarden mystery. After at least 10 years of sadness, we have a new one. I think this and the Shakespeare series have been my favorites of Charlaine Harris. This was fun, intriguing and I loved getting to revisit old characters. I just really hope we don't have to wait another decade for more.