Sunday, 27 November 2011

I admit it .... I have shed loads of titles to add

but have just been too busy to get my head around which ones I have read on the two Kindles knocking around in this house.

I should note them down as I start to read them .... I need to get it done, as my total will be out at 31st December if I'm not careful.

Just finishing up a sequel to something I read a while ago, no point in saying which one, as I don't think I've added it on here yet ... see what I mean!!

Happy reading


Monday, 21 November 2011

#186 (#122) ~ A Comfortable Wife ~ Stephanie Laurens

ISBN:  978-0-7783-0237-7

A quick review for this one - 3 stars.

A related title to the Lester stories, this one features Philip Marlowe, 7th Baron Ruthven and Miss Antionia Mannering.

She's known him practically all her life, but they haven't seen each other for years.  Antonia is hopeing that she will be just the comfortable wife she thinks he needs.  He's attracted to her, but does he want a comfortable wife?

Truth to well, whilst I love Stephanie Laurens, the whole of the Lester stories have been dull, dull as ditchwater actually .... is she just writing to many to a formula?  Read it for yourself and judge, if nothing else it will while away a train journey.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A Sense of Place

Miss Antionelle Boulter quit the stage at The Plough Inn at Ightham Common, and stood with some trepidation awaiting the promised escort to her new home at The Mote.

"You Miss Boulter" a somewhat gruff looking old gentlemen shouted above the noise.

"Indeed I am.  Are you sent from his Grace's household?"

"Hmmphh, far too young. You sure your t'new Guv'ness?"

This question seemed not to necessitate an answer as the burly gent merely heaved her trunk on his shoulder with another "Hmmphh" and strode off towards the small trap waiting just to the side of the Inn yard.

Having deposited his burden inside, he handed Antionelle up without another word, took his seat and gave the office to the fat brown pony to head out onto the narrow track leading uphill from the crossroad that the Inn sat upon.

Mist was beginning to wisp around as, in total silence, they headed into the gloom of the overhanging branches to make their ascent.  Her companion, it seemed was disinclined to small talk, and therefore the only noise to be head apart from the dull thud of the pony's hooves alarmingly eerie call of Rooks somewhere ahead.

After about a quarter of the mile still ascending they reached another crossroads and took a left turn - it seemed travelling even deeper into the forest.  With no sign of habitation along their route, Antionelle was growing more worried with every step the pony took.

Perhaps another five minutes later the trees began to thin, and then came across a small collection of cottages on a tight bend.  This having been negotiated they then turned right and headed off down yet another track, this time turning and bending, at what sometimes seemed an alarming angle of descent.

Antionelle was left wondering exactly where His Grace the Duke of Wrotham actually resided.  Surely, it would be somewhere with slightly more of an open and grand aspect?  Had there been some terrible mistake made by the agency?

....................comments gratefully received.

#185 (#121) Friday's Child ~ Georgette Heyer

ISBN:  978-0-09-946804-2

Our heroine goes by the unlikely name of Hero, Hero Wantage, a poor relation of the Bagshots with no other family to speak of, and at the age of not quite 17 no experience of how to go on.

The completely loveable hero is Anthony, Lord Sherringham, he's know Hero all of her life it seems and comes across her upon leaving his Mama having threatened to marry the first girl he comes across.

Our poor Hero proves to be a damsel in distress, so Anthony follows through with his threat and carries her off there and then for a special licence wedding.

Such a delightful read, full of Georgette Heyer tapestry of words and characters, woven into a funny and endearing tale.

Definitely a 5+ read.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Just finished A Weekend with Mr Darcy

not got time to write up more about it at the moment - this is purely an aide memoire so I don't forget the website address, which is HERE.

I loved it, and can't wait to read more.

So busy with everything at the Galaxy, that I have not had too much time for reading, although there are about 3 or 4 I need to jot down on here - it's on my to do list.  BTW, this book was a 5+++

Happy reading.