Monday, March 11, 2013
The Tutor's Daughter and a Day for Naps
Happy National Napping Day!!
Bet you didn't know that was a real "holiday"... it totally is, and was today!!
I think I intuitively knew that it was because I was EXHAUSTED the WHOLE day.
A couple times I may have slumped over unconscious at my desk. Course that could have been because I had turned into a frozen popsicle. I may have mentioned, but my office is Fra-eezing like all the time.
It might also have a little something to do with Daylight Savings.
Also because I stayed up till 4 A.M on Sunday morning because I was reading this lovely book pictured above. I don't seem to recover from almost all-nighters very quickly anymore... ;)
My sister gave me The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen at Christmas and I just now had the chance to read it.
It's 400 pages.
And I read this book in 11.5 hours!
I couldn't put it down!
That's how good it was.
I don't read a lot of christian fiction anymore because after growing up on a steady diet of it, a great deal of Christian historical fiction just seems formulaic and re-hashed. And I'm bored like after five minutes.
Like how many UMPTEENTH times can I read about how some hoity-toity chick goes out West looking for "a new life" and just so happens to meet a hunky, drop dead gorgeous blacksmith or rancher. Who happens to be a widower and has a kid. And proposes to her like after they just meet and then she has to learn how to bake corn bread morning, noon and night whilst learning how to ride a horse backwards or something, much to the admiration of all?
This book kept me turning pages. There were lots of "secrets" and mysterious goings ons in a big huge mansion on a cliff...set during the Regency era. And stuff I didn't see coming until the end.
Klassen is superb at weaving an intricate, interesting story while tying in a great love story as well. I think this is her best to date.
Lady of Milkweed Manor was her first novel and the first one I read by her and I knew from that book on I was sold on her mad genius story-telling skills and have bought every book since.
I highly recommend this one.
No, this isn't really a book review. I don't do those very well. This is just a highly exhuberant post from a sleep deprived girl sharing one thing she enjoyed this past weekend.
I must really be tired because now I'm resorting to talking about myself in the third person.
I'll stop now.
IF you want to read an actual synopsis about this book click the book title above! Amazon does it so much better than me.
Have you read it? or any other good fiction you would recommend to us, dear friends?