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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

Hello there! I hope you are there!! I have been ill and away from my blog for a month or so. I think I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. I want to get back in the swing of things! I've been away too long!

So, to begin here is my "Sunday Post" a review of my week's reads and books to begin soon. Although I just might include a few reads from while I've been away. :)

The Sunday Post
 
May Book Review
 
Naughty in Nice (Book #5, Her Royal Spyness series) by Rhys Bowen
I love Rhys Bowen. I love her leading lady in this series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch 35th in line for the British throne. Set in the 1930's, this humorous book finds our illustrious heroine in France on a mission for the Queen. She bumps into Coco Channel, the Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson in a story that begs the antiquated descriptor such as "a mad-cap romp". Suspend reality and get ready to read this award winning author with smiles, giggles, and laughs. It's a good story.
 
 
Under The Wide Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Finely crafted historical fiction about Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny. Riveting read!
 
 
My First Ladies by Nancy Clarke
A White House florist recounts her interactions with Presidents and their wives from Carter to Obama. The book is the author's walk down memory lane after her retirement. This is a gentle read without surprises.
 
 

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
Can I just say that this is my bell-ringer book of the month? Ding-ding-ding!!! A very wealthy, dying man convinces an old acquaintance to determine if he has an heir to his fortune. The task is to talk to women who may have conceived a child by him during his salad days in the "swingin' 60's". Whaaaat? I know! And, the author is Julian Fellowes! Magnificent story, well told.
 
Currently Reading
 
Keeping Mum (A Garden Society Mystery #3) by Alyse Carlson
I'm just a few pages into this one, so we'll see how the story develops as Camilla provides the flowers for a fundraiser for a Senate candidate sponsored by the Roanoke Garden Society.
Burning Questions : Will the candidate survive the fund raiser? If not him, who will the victim be?
I must read on!!
 
 
Coming Right Up
 
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Caine's Pestilence by John Bascom
 
 
And in Other News
 
I came across a reference to NewBooks magazine and looked it up online. It's a British book magazine for readers and book clubs. I decided it had good articles and reviews and added it to my news feed. You can too! Right here.
 
Quips & Quotes
 
“This phenomenon, where the losers of a revolution try to demonstrate their support for, and approval of, the changes that have destroyed them, always fascinates me.”
Julian Fellowes, Past Imperfect
 
“it was the juice of a lemon in his father’s wounds.”
Nancy Horan, Under the Wide and Starry Sky
 
Thanks for coming by. I can't wait to read your comments and visit your blogs!!

4 comments:

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Oh, Pooch -- I hope you are much better now. I don't like it when my bloggy friends are not up to par. Sounds like you have been getting a lot of reading done. At the moment, I am reading "Past Imperfect" as well! It got me from the start and I can't wait to get a little farther into it. Your other reads sound compelling as well, I am going to have to check them out. Stay strong and get well! Keeping you in my prayers.

kimbacaffeinate said...

I will check out the British feed. I hope you are feeling better. I can certainly sympathize. Have an awesome week!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pooch! Yes, our little gal is quite the charmer. The header photo was taken at a small farm around the corner from my daughter's house. That is their small store and their little plant stand. It is such an idyllic place.

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad that you are feeling better, I hope that you are back blogging soon. xx