I am not sure where I heard about this one, I keep snips and snaps of paper with books I want to read that I cut out of magazines, and newspapers, and other blogs. I eventually get around to requesting them at the library, and mostly I enjoy them. If I don't, I stop reading them and return them. My mother would be horrified. She was of the Finish Your Book Club (closely related to the Clean Your Plate Club).
But I am big girl now, nearly 50, and it took me that long to realize I didn't have to finish a book I wasn't enjoying.
But as usual, I digress. Please run out and get this book, I guarantee you will want to finish it:
(photo borrowed from the author's website)
It is a first novel for Tiffany Baker, and she must be so proud. They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but in this case, I did. It appealed to me on multiple levels, with the embroidered flowers around the edge, and the antique dress form (I really want one like this someday-I am keeping my eye out-there is one at Gypsy Moon but she isn't selling it. Smart lady.) But it was the idea of the book that reeled me in, and I devoured it and absorbed it and find myself thinking about it all the time.
The characters are beautifully crafted, the language lovely. I found it reminiscent of Alice Hoffman, one of my top three authors of all time. There is sadness, and pain, with a sprinkling of magic and hopefulness along with some mystery woven through. I want to buy it for everyone I know, and can't wait to see what she will write next.
Here is a link to the author's website, I loved reading about how she wrote the book, almost as much as I enjoyed the book.
By the way, sorry my brain is scrambled this week and I posted Recipe Box Wednesday a day early-must be the heat....
And on another note, Happy Happy Birthday to my dear friend Tracy! Can't wait to celebrate with you!