There was a lot of sex and gruesomeness but I managed to get through it and the writing is so good and her characters and descriptions of the countryside were fascinating. She has a degree in botany along with several others and it showed throughout the book. Her knowledge of plants was very evident and totally interesting. The plot and adventures were like nothing I had ever read before and despite the gruesome aspects I am definitely going to read the next one! I give it 4 stars and I would give it 5 except for the sex and the gruesome parts. Actually, someone said that the male hero is someone no real man could live up to....really? I think they should at least try! LOL! Plus, the female characters are strong....thank you!
Have any of you read this series or watched the t.v. version? I'd be interested in what you thought. I have not watched the video version and should I wait until I am done with all the books or do the seasons match the books?
I also finished Aunt Dimity and the Duke (290 pages); another 4 star! I really enjoy a cozy mystery set in the English countryside in either a cottage or an old manor home and this mystery did not disappoint! It was a good one! Good writing and interesting plot for sure and there was gardening! You can't beat the English for their gardens.
This week I have already scheduled my reading and although it may be a bit much I will try.....I will be reading/finishing The Mysteries of Udolpho...yes, I know it has been a drag on my reading but maybe if I read more and focus on it the story will reveal itself to me! LOL! Too much 'lead up' for my impatient mind....this was my Halloween book and so far nothing scary, just hints but it does seem to be getting somewhere finally! I will be able to finish it this week if I read 63 pages a day.
I'm also going to finish up The Purpose of Christmas..........12 pages a day
and the Wapsipinicon Almanac at 12 pages per day..............this is actually a book on Goodreads.....who knew?
I am trying to develop other 'systems' for getting things FINISHed this year....after all...it is my word for 2018!
I watched Season #1 of Red Water about an Irish Village and mysteries going on. It's on Brit Box and it is good but not sure I will be keeping my subscription. I watched some knitting pod casts, tiny house pod casts and that was the extent of my video watching. I finished Granchester and When Calls the Heart and Father Brown so now maybe Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries? Any suggestions? I like series better than movies. It gives me something to look forward to each evening especially if it's good plus there's binge watching which I like if I am doing handwork! But I'm not averse to a good movie recommendation either.
Oh, I am still reading the Bible and I'm into Samuel II now and I need to get back to listening to Daily Hope.
I think after Craft Saturday and YOP Sunday...Monday is pretty much catch up. Today was bills, laundry, filled my water bottles, cleaned litter boxes, the tub and actually that was about it. Oh, I brushed Nitty and Grace....the 2 shedders in the house. It doesn't seem like I did much when I put it out there. I did do some researching on Rain's blog for her pizza dough recipe and her cheese making as I need to make some feta. I use it a lot and it is expensive! Rain said she's going to try it too....she's the expert....not me! LOL!
I hope you had a good Monday. It snowed all day but just flurries that never amounted to anything. But it was pretty coming down. I'm a blizzard lover though.....wind and drifts and white outs are more my style! As long as I'm home and not on the road! LOL!