Last week, I finished reading The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. As I mentioned before, this is not a book I would choose for myself, but it was my "book club read" for January. I liked it! It's part historical fiction and part mystery. The main characters, Ella and Isabelle, live centuries apart but have an unmistakable bond. A really good book makes you want to keep reading more and more, and I wish there were a sequel for this one.
I'm currently reading The Governor's Wife by Mark Giminez. I have enjoyed all of this author's other books, but one thing bothers me in this one: The author's lack of contractions. I don't know any Texan who would say, "do not" instead of "don't" except under formal circumstances, so, the writing doesn't feel right (Haha). Giminez's books are set in Texas. Most are legal thrillers, but this one is more political in nature. The Governor's wife visits the colonias to nurse sick people. These are areas between the Rio Grande River and the dividing fence where people live in squalor. Her husband, the Governor, is considering a run for the Presidency, and I believe the cartels become involved somehow. As you can see, I'm not very far into the book yet.
I'm going to read Hope to Die by James Patterson next. He's my favorite author, and the Alex Cross series is my favorite. I know that his family is being held by a psychopath, but I'm anxious to find out if he gets them back and how.
And I'm keeping up with my reading of The One Year Bible which makes me very happy!
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