Monday, July 12, 2010
Madam, Will You Talk?
In an earlier post I mentioned how my high school best friend and I touched bases with each other recently. Since then we've been corresponding through email and sharing bits about life and suggestions for good reads. This is one of Diane's suggestions.
I remember reading a book a long, long time ago by Mary Stewart but I don't remember the title so maybe I'm up in the night or dreaming or both! I also remember my mother and my aunt reading the series about Merlin & King Arthur written by Stewart. They had good discussions about them and my recollection is that they loved the books.
I really can't say why I haven't really delved into a Mary Stewart novel before this. I think I associated them with older women and I figured they were written so long ago they may be too dated. This book was written in 1954. I do know I associated them with the romance genre and that is a big turn-off for me.
On Diane's recommendation I read Madam Will You Talk. Totally and thoroughly delightful. I loved it! There's much more mystery and suspense then romance and the mystery was great. There were lots of surprises and adventure. The only problem I had was how fast the perceived enemy became the love interest. I mean 'snap your fingers' fast.
Will I be ready more of Stewart's work? You betcha! Can't wait, but first I have a couple Louise Penny's that I've put off for too long and I have an ARC I need to read before the end of the month. And I need to ask Diane which one she recommends next. It's always so thrilling finding new authors and new books, isn't it?