Arriving today and will be the current read, NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS by Deanna Raybourn. This is the last of her books set in the 1920s. Here's a description:
On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems. With only her feisty lady's maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognita—east across the seas, chasing a hunch and the whisper of clues. Danger abounds beneath the canopies of the silken city, and Poppy finds herself in the perilous sights of those who will stop at nothing to recover a fabled ancient treasure. Torn between allegiance to her kindly employer and a dashing, shadowy figure, Poppy will risk it all as she attempts to unravel a much larger plan—one that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear.
Published 2014, it has 367 pages.
Sorry I haven't had a chance to post the past couple days. Updates: I'm recovering from shingles and Steve's mom has West Nile. Otherwise, life is going on.
I'm not as excited about watching shows on Monday, I decided last night. Just not tripping my trigger. I've not been a huge fan of Batman, and the show Gotham is that world while he is a child. Sleepy Hollow has gotten really demonic so not interested, and The Blacklist has Mary Louise Parker guesting, whom I don't like. Plus it's dang hard to stay up until 10 on a Monday. The Voice is okay but been there done that really.
Tonight, however, is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Happy dance! Now THAT is keeping my attention -- Coulson is Director, Ward is an evil Hydra agent, Simmons is suffering the consequences of lack of oxygen when he saved Fitz, Fitz is gone, Skye is an agent but still an 084, and May just kicks butt .... Love my Tuesdays nights.
Also on the TV front, Outlander is over until April, ending on a cliffhanger (yes, I've read the book, I know what happens but still). But The Walking Dead starts up the weekend after next.
Have a lovely day....
PK the Bookeemonster