Book Club was at my house last night.
I stress out about hosting book club. What if they don't like my book choice?
This month, they loved it!
We read the Forgotten Garden. You may remember, this was my Hawaii beach read. I have spent the six months after that trip trying to convince everyone that they should read this book.
I didn't re-read it because people needed my copy, but it was a joy to review and discuss it. And eat cucumber sandwiches as we talked about Victorian England! :)
I also encouraged them to try more books by this author. Last month, I flew through her newest book, The Distant Hours. It is written in a similar voice and style, with strong women characters, in my beloved England, with of course a mystery and a twist to keep you guessing! I loved it. I loved the old spinster ladies and their nutty little sister-like the British version of Secret Life of Bees!
This is Morton's debut novel. I'm still in the early pages, but I'll keep you posted on what I think....while you check out the first two! :)