I become bored in most romantic-comedies because they follow the same path, trying to hide behind different jobs, fancy locations and funky friends–the same ups and downs with a twist. And sitcoms, launghs but many the same. And books-I don’t want to know they end in the first third of the story.
How refreshing, how unexpected to read “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. American history, magic, dreams ,mystery, secrets, great character development, turns when you think you can follow the path, destinations unexpected, all set up Salem, MA part of our country’s notorious past comes to life.
I wish I could tell you more, but I can’t give away its secrets. I am happy someone chose this for our book club, since I don’t think I would have chosen it from the cover. I may add more to this post after our meeting next week, but I highly recommend this book. There are no expectations. And I cannot wait for her next book. I am envious of her talents and creativity. C