Friday, June 12, 2009


In less than two weeks it will officially be summer and time to start a serious vacation reading plan. If you like light reading with a hint of mystery and a semi-Dickensian setting, consider adding The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton to your list. It’s a story that shifts backward and forward in time so that each of the main characters can add her voice to the tale as well as add more to the details of the mystery of the child found abandoned on the docks. It’s a good escape for a hot summer afternoon.

For another work in a similar vein try The Lace Readers by Brunonia Barry. Intertwined with details of actual lace making and reading facts is the story of a murder, an unusual family and life in a small town. The fact that the small town is Salem, Massachusetts adds yet another intriguing layer.

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