Welcome back to Finished for Friday. I'm figuring out our routine again now that there are no more Nutcracker rehearsals or gymnastics meets for this season. I think I got a little too relaxed over vacation - I have to keep checking my calendar to remember when to pick everyone up.
I've put away the last of the Christmas decorations and cooked a lot of nice warm stews and soups to keep everyone warm and cozy during this cold weather. It's been perfect weather to sit by the fire and read.
The Black Moth is the first Georgette Heyer novel I've read. She is credited with having invented the historical romance genre. I picked this as a first read because it's available for the Kindle for under a dollar. I then found out that this is her first book, written when she was about 17 years old.
The story is a bit of a swashbuckler, featuring a highwayman with a secret identity, kidnappings, Dukes and Earls and the women they love, and of course, an inheritance to claim. The characters are charming and well described and it is a very impressive first effort. I can't wait to read more by this author. Her writing style and attention to period detail made this book hard to put down.
Have a Kindle, or the Kindle app on your computer/phone/ipad/ipod etc? I recommend this bargain for some mid-winter escapism.
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