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What are you currently reading?
I decided to finish out the series I was reading for September is for Series. It will bring closure to the Arboretti family for me.
Lady Tuesday Arlington has always used her painting as a refuge from the nightmares that plague her sleep. When her husband is murdered in a setting that uncannily resembles one of Tuesday’s paintings, the young widow becomes the prime suspect.
Lawrence Pickering, the Earl of Arden and an investigator in service of Queen Elizabeth I, begins to follow Tuesday’s every move, certain of her guilt—until Tuesday becomes a target herself. Intrigued by her knowledge of the crime scenes as well as her stunning beauty, Lawrence vows to protect her. But how can he stop a killer who appears capable of the impossible—invading Tuesday’s mind?
What did you just finish reading?
I finished Bread of the Dead. I stayed up so many late nights reading and reading and reading.
It is set in Santa Fe and is based around the Mexican traditions of Day of the Dead, which will soon be upon us (October 31-November 2). It is a day to celebrate and honor friends and family who have died and to aid them in their spiritual journey. This is the setting and background for the book, which was not new information for me, but the way the characters spoke about the traditions and their loved ones, and one another, was something I wasn’t privy to growing up in Texas, despite learning quite a bit about the customs.
The MC had me cracking up throughout, and I was really rooting for her. She had some scatterbrained moments, and I was disappointed she never stood up to her ex-husband’s constant insults, but I enjoyed her character very much, and especially her boss! Flora is a hoot!
I also finished Lady Killer, the third book in the Arboretti Family series. This is my second book towards the September is for Series challenge.
I loved Clio’s character. She kept everyone on their feet. She’s like the underdog that everyone comes to love and protect and support in her endeavors, despite their orders otherwise. I thought she was a very flawed (conflicted?) character but in the best of ways.
I really enjoyed the premise of the plot. It is quite a bit like the story behind Jack the Ripper, but set in Venice during Elizabethan time with a few other distinguishing characteristics.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Next I’m going to read Treasured Lies before I start in on my holiday books, which I am SO excited for this year! This is the second book in the Treasured Secrets series by Kendall Talbot. If only I could have gotten to this book during September too…sigh.
The discovery of The Flying Seahorse, a 13th century shipwreck, nearly killed Archer’s two best friends. Now, with their recovery assured and his fiancée back at his side, Archer can finally hunt for the treasure that has haunted him since his father’s death years before.
Rosalina learned things about herself that she didn’t expect: her capacity to love, her capacity to forgive and her capacity to do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves. Shooting Nox with a spear gun saved Archer’s life, and brought them back together — this time forever. Now she’s with her fiancé, in the beautiful Mediterranean, with a real chance of ending the guilt that’s tortured Archer for two decades.
But Nox isn’t dead, and he hasn’t given up. Archer and Rosalina may believe that they are safe, but nothing could be further from the truth. What once was about treasure is now about revenge — and it’s very, very personal.
How about you? What are you reading this week?