So new this year at Quinn's Essentials--Erin's Book Talk. I love talking about books and when I read one that is really special, I always want to spread the word. Right now I'm in a critical reading class at ASU and we are reading, of all things, HARRY POTTER. All of them. That's pretty much taken up all my reading time and since those wonderful books have all been talked about countless times, I'm going to skip them here. However, in the mix I did read another book that I thought was amazing.
Elizabeth Rolls doesn't revive Jane Austen's characters--she creates exciting ones of her own and she did give me that ahhhhh feeling in Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride. I'm not a huge reader of any one category of books--my tastes are all over the place from Regency to Historical to Paranormal to Urban Fantasy to an occasional Stephen King to thrillers and back to my one true love, Romance. If you, like me, enjoy Jane Austin and are looking for a book that manages to capture the customs and manners of the Regency era, I highly recommend, Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride. I really thought it was wonderful.
I'm not going to write a typical review--there are others who do that and probably better than I ever would. Suffice to say, it's a great book with a spunky, appropriate for her age/era, intelligent heroine. You won't catch Miss Christiana Daventry cutting off her nose to spite her face, and yet you won't catch her bending over backwards to please a man, no matter how sexy he is. Having been raised in the time period of her story, Christiana doesn't drop her drawers and have illicit sex at her first ball, but Rolls manages to put all the fabulous sexual tension that makes romance the great genre it is in her story. There are complex issues and serious conflict in this story--all handled with an artists hand.
I understand this book features characters from other Roll's books and I will be looking for them (as soon as I finish all 7 of those Harry Potter books :-)
So I'm always on the hunt for book recommendations. Tell me what you're reading now? Anything you'd like to recommend?