It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I read “The Black Thread” by Margaret Muir a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it, so I moved on to another of her books –
“Sea Dust” by Margaret Muir.
The story of Sea Dust is an adventure and a voyage. Set in the mid-1800s in England, Emma is stuck in a life she can no longer tolerate. Her son is now a teenager and setting out on his own. Her husband is an abuser. She wants a new life. Her journey takes her aboard an Australia-bound ship where she is often treated as poorly by members of the crew as she was by her husband. Be warned – there is some grit in this book that may shock the faint of heart.
I’m always amazed when an author can write a whole book that takes place in one tiny venue, and Ms. Muir nailed it. There are some surprises at the end that shake up the story line, but they felt rushed. I think the ending could have been its own book, and perhaps, became a series about Emma Quinlan. She is certainly interesting enough to warrant her own set of books.
I’ve just finished reading An Officer and A Spy by Robert Harris. I absolutely love Harris’ writing. This book deals with the Dreyfus affair in France around 1900. Harris manages to bring the Paris of that era alive and the book is a page turner. Highly recommended.
That’s been on my TBR list for a long time. I’ll have to move it up higher. I was thinking it would need more than a rainy day to sit down and really enjoy it.
Good morning – I’m a few Mondays late, but I’m reading a new women’s fiction Type and Cross by Staci Troilo. This book examines a marriage in painful detail. .
LOL. Why would you put yourself through that?? I got your painful detail right here…and it comes with a bottle of wine. 🙂