My Day ~

Hello Peoples! I woke up to a beautiful morning. I went to the bakery and read Frederica by Georgette Heyer for two hours. I can count on Georgetter Heyer to entertain me!😀 While at the bakery, I savored the most delicious pumpkin, chocolate chip bread. As it is seasonal, I eagerly wait for it every year.

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The hummingbirds are fluttering around in our backyard everyday. They are so sweet. It’s fun to watch them. One flew right up to our window in the mud room. I was surprised, to say the least. Fortunately, I was at the window, so I was able to enjoy it.

Rick and I have been watching the classic tv show, Murder, She Wrote. We’re watching them in order. We’re on season 7. It’s been fun. We do have our favorites. I recommend it.

Murder, She Wrote ~ Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) ~ Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury)

Have a great day Peoples!

Much Love ~

Kathy

The Classic’s Club ~ Dawn of the Morning by Grace Livingston Hill

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Really good story! Dawn had a difficult start in life. She was separated from her mother at an early age, never to see her again. Her dad eventually remarries. Dawn’s stepmother has nefarious purposes for Dawn. She hates the young girl. and wants her out of her life. When Dawn’s education is finished, Dawn is tricked into marrying a man she barely knows and feels the need to flew from her marriage. During her days on the run, she grows as an individual, gains strength in her character and realizes she has courage and determination.

I liked Dawn. She certainly had an interesting time of it. The characters she meets after she flees her new husband are interesting, especially Daniel. When I first met Daniel he was a bit of a rascal, however, as time progresses he becomes a great guy and Dawn’s greatest ally.

This book is well-written and moves at a great pace. I read almost half the book in one sitting. Most of the characters are likable, but others only have their own selfish interests at heart. It was nice to see several of the characters develop and grow during the course of the story. Highly recommend for any age! Dawn of the Morning is now one of my favorites by this author, along with, The Red Signal.

Happy Reading!

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The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful day! Rick and I went out for breakfast and then to the grocery store. Many of our neighbors are outside working in their yards this morning. It’s a great day for it. I’m enjoying a loose leaf English Breakfast tea.

That’s right . . . I’m jumping into another book tag. I found this fun tag at Whispering Stories. Click on the link below ~

Drum roll please ~ Here we go!

~ What do you like about buying books?

Good question. I like browsing. I do. I look for new to me authors and adventurous stories. I do like buying the book. I can loan it to friends and read it again and again without concern for a return due date. Adding new books to my ever growing pile is always fun. Yes, I can read them at my leisure.

~ How often do you buy books?

Often. I look for sales and used books, however, I purchase new books every two weeks or every month. I’m so random at buying books it’s difficult to say. We have plenty of little free libraries in our area, so, occasionally I find a book I want to read in the little free libraries.

~ Bookstore or online shopping: which do you prefer???

Bookstore!!!

~ Do you have a favorite bookshop?

No, however, I do prefer searching throough used bookstores.

~ Do you pre-order books?

No, not usually.

~ Do you have a monthly buying limit?

No, but I do limit myself at times.

~ How big is your wishlist?

I don’t really have a wish list. I do have a TBR list on goodreads.

~ What three books from your wish list do you wish you owned right now???

Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart. I have read this book, but I don’t own it and I would like to own it in hardcover.

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. I want to read this for the Classics Club.

Stone and Sunset by Sibella Giorello. This is one of the books in the Raleigh Harmon mysteries. I like that series and this is the only book I haven’t read.

Have a great day! Happy Reading!!!

Much love ~

Kathy

The Classics Club ~ The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

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Upon my word! The Grand Sophy is a highly entertaining read! I highly recommend it! However, I must start at the beginning.

Sophy’s father (Sir Horace) must travel to Brazil, so he visits his sister (Lady Ombersley) to ask her if his daughter, Sophy can stay with her while he is away. Of course, Lady Ombersley says, yes.

From the moment Sophy arrives, the house is in an uproar and all is topsy turvy! The Ombersley family is never the same again. Sophy is wonderful. She is energetic, fun, unorthodox, imaginative and thoroughly lovable! She certainly knows how to add life to a house where the inhabitants have had a dull existence. The story is witty, hilarious and engaging. I wasn’t sure what Sophy was up to most of the time, but I did know it was mischief!

I liked Charles. He was certainly blustery most of the time. When he meets his cousin, he is engaged to Miss Eugenia Wraxton. The poor man. I thought the woman insufferable. However, Charles did love and care for his family. He did exhibit a softer side. So, Charles was not all bad.

Sophy did the most outrageous things. She could handle a horse as well as any man. Sir Horace taught her to shoot and she carried a loaded gun with her. She could take care of herself and wasn’t given to swooning or any such nonsense. She interferes in most everyone’s life. This book is incredibly delightful and I can’t recommend it enough!

Happy Reading!

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