Hello all! I hope you're having a good week so far -- we're almost halfway through.
I just wondered what you might be reading these days. While we were in Charleston, I finished reading this book --
I've read this before, and it's an easy read. I like something relaxing and easy when we're traveling, and this book fit the bill perfectly.
Mary Stewart is probably best known for her Arthurian series, but I truly love her older books. They were romantic mysteries, taking place in interesting locales like Provence, Corfu (Greece), Austria, Lebanon, Scotland, and England. Many would find them too old-fashioned, but I love her descriptive way of writing. She could make you see and feel the scenery in the stories. Her prose was lovely without being overdone and flowery. Rose Cottage is one of Ms. Stewart's last books, and it doesn't have the suspenseful kind of mystery found in her previous books. No matter; I still enjoyed it very much.
Mary Stewart died at the age of 97 in 2014, and I was sad to read of it. I had (foolishly, I'm sure) held out hope of getting one more book from her. I discovered when she died that her birthday was September 17th, a day before mine. :)
I'm currently reading this charming book and am thoroughly enjoying it. Our son gave it to me for Mother's Day -- thank you Will! I had previously heard of this; I wouldn't be surprised if I read about it on one of your blogs. Anyway, it's a fun and beautifully-written book; I'll have to see if I can find the TV series on Netflix. I recommend putting it on your list if you haven't already read it.
So what are you reading these days? It's a busy time of year, and I really need to be doing yard work, but I can never resist a good book. ;) Thank you for stopping by and spending time with me today. Have a great week!