Many of you know that I live in North/East Texas. And if you don't .. now you do. And my goodness, these parts of Texas got some record breaking snow Thursday and Friday! So, the kiddos and ME stayed home on Friday! A snow day.. and that is something I have not had since my days of growing up on Long Island in New York.
I have just finished reading Donna Russo Morin's newest novel coming out soon, "The Secret of the Glass". It is not a quick read and I am not going to be gushing over it. This is a read for the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table, therefore it won't post until that week of the 20th. But, I will still have another review to post for you this week so you won't miss me. I am posting "Hugh & Bess" by Susan Higginbotham next week. And already posted for you this past week are two reviews: Roses by Leila Meacham, and The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer.
I have just begun to read another great Sourcebooks reissue: Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (1889-1969). This was first published in 1944 and I am about 120 pages into it (after just starting it this Saturday) and enjoying this one very much. I have always admired Elizabeth I, and this is a story that is focused on her younger years, and the turbulent Tudor times of when Henry VIII dies leaving his young but sickly son as his heir to the kingdom. Book 2 in the trilogy will be reissued by Sourcebooks in October 2010. I love the easy writing style of Irwin; this should be a happy and quick read for me.
The highlight of my week was meeting the author of Roses, Leila Meacham.