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Friday Reads 10.27.2017

The Girl and the Sunbird: A beautiful, epic story of love, loss and hope - Rebecca Stonehill A Sticky Inheritance (Maple Syrup Mysteries) (Volume 1) - Emily James By Sharon Kay Penman The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III (1st) - Sharon Kay Penman

Happy Friday!


Here are my books for the weekend into next week...


The Girl and the Sunbird is a piece of historical fiction about a young English girl sent to Mombasa to become the wife of Englishman. It's set in East Africa 1903. This was an usual setting so it peaked my interest. As did the fact that it is written by Rebecca Stonehill who wrote The Poet's Wife. That book was a 5 star read for me and if you like historical fiction  - it should be a must read. That book - whew - messed with my emotions and the story stayed with me. Great writing.


A Sticky Inheritance -  I'm gonna say it right off the bat - I do NOT like the cover. It put me off checking out this book. BUT, I noticed it was highly rated and ya know the old saying, "Don't judge a book... " I downloaded this sample to give it a fair chance. I couldn't stop reading it. Love these kinds of pleasant surprises. 


The Sunne in Splendour - This book is shaping up to be one of the best books I have ever read. 


Weekend plans include enjoying the fall weather and spending time with family. We went hiking last week. The hike was hard but the view was amazing...