Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Lost Gardens by Anthony Eglin

I just finished reading this book. I had trouble putting it down. The suspense held on to the very end. A retired Doctor is hired by a young American girl who has inherited the Wickersham Estate in England from a stranger. She wants to restore the 10 acre gardens to reflect what they were in their heyday. 

It's learned that the land the estate stands on was once a priory, destroyed during the Reformation. But there was a secret maze of underground rooms that holds a secret and a healing fountain in an above ground chapel that holds the bones of an unknown male.

I can't wait to read his other books! 

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

I read only about a quarter of this book before I gave up. Now part of it could have been because of my head injury, I had trouble keeping things straight. I felt there was too much going on right at the beginning of the book. I'm sure it all came together eventually because Davidson is a writer whose books I really enjoy.

I will probably pick it up again at a later date and retry it.

Edited on May 17, 2013. I never did get back to this book but from the comments I've read on Amazon it's just as well. It appears no one really liked it, it wasn't up to her normal standard. Hopefully her book that is coming out in September of 2013 will be much better.

I want Goldie back.

Donna Andrews

My goodness, I've been reading so much and yet gotten so far behind. I've got to keep this up so that I can look back to remember if I've read something or not.

First off I discovered Donna Andrews books when I was given one by a friend. I haven't read them in order, although I've been trying. Because I spend so much on books I've been trying to rely on our local library when I can.

Because I had a brain injury and need to rest the speed of my reading has increased. Donna Andrews books are well written and have a great amount of humor. Meg Lanslow has a huge extended family and their escapades (especially her father) elicit lots of giggles.

So far I've read the following books. I'd have to say my favorite is which ever one I am currently reading.


I've just gotten two more. I started to read one of her other books that weren't in this series but didn't really enjoy it.

Update October 1, 2012: Been reading lots. Still as funny as ever