Mistress Malapert (Sally Watson Family Tree Books)
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Such penmen certainly were not predisposed to further the cause of Christ or otherwise to add credence to His existence.
They rejected His teachings and often reviled Him as well. In any event, that is a discussion for another time. It is my contention that wherever an individual is willing to put their life, their fortune or their sacred honor on the line for someone else, Chivalry lives. They had aged brilliantly. That got me started. Highland Rebel had long been in print--but how about a belated tie with the English family? Lark's sister Cecily, married a Scot, and Lark was trying to walk to Scotland.
Witch of the Glens. She can be Ian's charming little cousin whom he left in Oxford, and would rather like to marry.
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She still doesn't appear--but there she is, now, in two books otherwise unconnected. Really should give her a book of her own one day, I thought vaguely-- And speaking of Witch -- That takes place in , exactly a hundred years before Highland Rebel starts. So naturally, in a reverse link, Ian is a Cameron of Glenfern, and Lauren's ancestor. Then Hornet's Nest. They were great characters.
What fun to go backwards fifty years or so and put them in Jade as her younger brother and sister, with the same personalities then as later! Linnet was laid earliest of all, by a generation, and written last of the early batch. The best I could do there was a hint or two, to presage Valerie. Still, Felicity was clearly descended from them. Then I took about 30 years sabbatical. When I returned to the fray, it dawned on me that there was a lot of good material in the English civil wars which I'd hardly touched on, and I still hadn't done Cecily's Very Own book yet. And guess what I discovered!
Lark had four older siblings, one being Cecily, of course: the others Oriel, Bevil and Peregrine.
Good gracious, and hi, there! Ever since visiting Corfe Castle in about , I'd wanted to do that very dramatic bit of history. I had the characters, especially Verity. And a youth named--Oh yes, Peregrine, wasn't it? I remember now, when I spoke of it to my then-editor at Dutton, she winced and asked if I couldn't named him something else. I was deeply shocked. Of course not! That was his name. And if I had tried to change it, he'd probably refuse to be written at all. I'm with Joan. When I'm looking for a comfort read, or my book budget is tapped out, I return to favorite series, particularly J.
Robb's "In Death. I also tend to re-read when a new book in a series comes out--yes, I've really read book one of the "In Death series" more than 30 times. What can I say? The OCD kicks in. Its fascinating to see character growth that way. Harry Potter is usually worthy of a spin every year or so. I love to re-read.
Angela Thirkell and Margaret Drabble! OMG, almost forgot about them My all-time comfort read author is D. Hands down. A wonderful storyteller, she wrote from the s to the early s. Her books, filled with warm humour and familiar insights, feature ordinary, endearing people dealing with everyday life, particularly on the Home Front in WWII. It's truly like visiting an old and dear friend. Same goes for Julia's series. Super topic and what fun to read these comments!
Ahhh, BetsyTacy My grown children still taunt me with "Oh, Mister Bingley! Glad for the P. Wodehouse reminder, I'll pull that one down from the shelf right now. I've been working my way through Ellen Hart's Jane Loveless mysteries. I've read most of them before, but this is a situation in which having a lousy middle-aged memory is a bonus; everything seems new.
I reread Little Women every few years. Sally Watson??? A great childhood favorite, much loved. They were reissued a few years ago, actually due to the efforts of some librarians who met Ms. Imprint Image Cascade. Yes, I bought the ones I remembered so fondly. Mistress Malapert and the Scotland books. I did not enjoy the second book as much as The Secret History, but the stellar writing was still evident. I would certainly recommend re-reading The Secret History.
I am continually amazed that it was a first novel published novel anyway. Before the second book came out, I was thinking she might have been like Harper Lee only writing one book, but a masterpiece at that. The new book, The Goldfinch, sounds excellent. If only I could get my hands on an ARC of that book.
Kristopher, The Goldfinch -- I like the title. I read that she writes one sentence at a time. Polishing polishing polishing a sentence before moving on to the next. Not sure this is true, but it would sure explain why it's been a decade since her last. I re-read those short stories a lot. I'm going to look for The Secret History. You've all piqued my interest.
Since i have too many books in my house that are tar, I rarely re-read anything. That said, I read many "heavy" books, and every once in a while I reread Georgette Heyer, and I find myself smiling as I did many, many years ago. Btw, I read The Secret Keeper, and could not put it down for many reasons. A view of England in the blitz, imperfect but wonderful characters, just very compelling and pleasurable. Persuasion by Austen, Galsworthy's wonderful Forsyte Saga especially the first trilogy , and some Anthony Trollope - the series about the clergy.
I love the rhythms of their storytelling, the way they take their time building the characters so we are ready to accept their actions - or lack of action - when the crisis occurs. It's hard to reread mysteries if I remember the ending, but Agatha Christie and Dick Francis are fun. The pacing in the older classics is slower, but the writing is sharp and the authors very talented in crafting a story.
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My mom recently read all the Sue Grafton's from A to U? I think I've read every one of her Vorkosigan Saga books at least four times - several of them I'm up to double-digits. I also love to reread Mary Balogh's regency romances.