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Now that my own book is about to go to final press, I finally feel like I can start reading for pleasure again. There is no better time to read than summer whether on the beach or inside on a rainy day like today. Of course, this means I need to find something to read. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them my way. In the meantime, I might start with The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is said to be a “captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 and the summer that would change them both.” The chaperone is Cora Carlisle who accompanies the then unknown 15 year old Louise from Wichita, Kansas to New York for five weeks while she attends the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing. I can’t wait to find out what happens to them both on their adventure!
thank for the recomendations! I’m reading The First Man in Rome, and I love it!
I’m adding this book to my list!
Sounds very good Heather. I am currently reading Kid Carolina on recommendation from Liz of Dovecote Decor; excellent!!
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I very highly recommend The House in Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, it is so beautifully written, I could not put it down. I want to read everything she writes!
Rules of Civility – so good!
Oh what a great suggestion! I will most certainly add that to my list!
One book I have loved and loved and will read again this summer (will be… the fifth time, maybe) is “A tree grows in Brooklyn”, written by Betty Smith in 1943, wonderful story of times long gone.
By the way, your blog is the single most inspiring thing on the web I’ve seen in a very long time. Thank you for sharing all these great photos with us!
Here are some of my recent favorites – all based in either England or Ireland: the whole Patrick Taylor series on a Northern Irish doctor(s) and assorted family; Julian Fellowes – the wonderful man who gave us Downton Abbey – Past Imperfect which I just finished and loved and I plan on getting “Snobs” next; and Gil McNeil (truly beach reading) a great modern-day heroine with a funny family and kids. She took over her Gran’s knitting shop on the coast of England and the two books I’ve read so far are just plain fun. I love to read fiction between my history reading which can get a little heavy. Enjoy and let us know when andwhere the first book signing is – I wouldn’t miss it!
What a great series, I love book series and there are just too few on blogs. I just clicked through all your recommendations and put half of it on my Amazon Wish List.
I’m reading a cheesy book at the moment: the early Carry Bradshaw book in NYC: Summer and the City, nevertheless puts you in a very good mood.
Looking forward to the next recommendations!