Monday, October 3, 2016

Must be Monday

This weekend I read MURDER ON BANK STREET by Victoria Thompson. 10th of 19 in series featuring Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City.

In the four years since her husband’s death, midwife Sarah Brandt has become an angel of mercy in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, helping the less fortunate bring new life into the world––and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, seeing that justice is done for them. Now, Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt, believing he’s found a motive among the families of the doctor’s patients. But when he discovers what he believes to be the truth, the shocking revelation may destroy Sarah–– and Malloy’s hopes for any future with her…
 Published in 2008; it has 336 pages. They've been leading up to dealing with this for several books now. I think she did a good job. I do like this series a lot.

I'm now reading THE SPENDOUR FALLS by Susanna Kearsley. A stand alone.

Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears—well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a "treasure of great price." And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. Is the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself.
Published in 1995, 386 pages. Somehow I missed reading this one along the way. For someone who grew up reading Phyllis A. Whitney and Victoria Holt, this author is a lovely gothic romance reminder.

Last night's episode of NCIS: LA was very good. A heartbreaking scene had Deeks putting the engagement ring on Kensi's finger while she's still in a coma:

And of course Poldark was angst-filled. :)

Tonight I don't really have anything. There's a time travel show debuting at 9 but I probably won't stay up for that.

It was a good weekend. I re-watch THE only Pride and Prejudice ... the one with Colin Firth from 1995. Oh my my. It was love and still is.

Read quite a lot. Napped quite a lot on Saturday. Got some groceries on Sunday. Made my Lamb/Apricot stew on Saturday and Paleo Beef Bourguignon on Sunday.

Last night we had a thunder storm ... in October! And it's dark and rainy today. So beautiful.

Wish it were a holiday.

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

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