Linking up again with Carolyn to share what I've been reading and as I've recently been on vacation there are a few.
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street continued my journey to read all things Hanff having discovered a couple of years ago that the movie I've loved for many years was based on a book and she wrote many others. The Duchess takes Hanff (and us) to London; 84 Charing Cross is being released in England and the publishers gift she with a trip to London for the release. Luck for us she kept a journal and that journal became a book with lots of lovely tidbits of the people she met and her impression of a city she had dreamed of visiting for so long.
The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer was a bit too much caper and not enough romance for me ~ and left me wanting to have a serious sit down with our heroine Horatia who lucked into a wonderful husband and lacks the good sense to trust him. While I don't regret reading this the book ~ it did make me want to reread one of my favorites of her's soonest!
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan was a fun fast read with a bit too much angst but very good characterization about three generations of a Massachusetts family as summer begins and they head up to the Maine beach house won in a bet fifty years earlier.
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is in contention for the best book I have read this year. It is the story of Ada who due to her clubbed foot has been kept a shut-in by her mother, so when the children from her neighborhood are evacuated to the country she makes her escape. Written about a 10 year old for 10 year old readers issues of abuse and trust are handled gently but honestly.
Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book!