Happy November! Halloween has come and gone, and now we are working on preparing for the other upcoming holidays. Don’t forget to make time for reading! This month, we are reading through “Dance Hall Of The Dead” by Tony Hillerman. I have always loved his books, so I am excited to read this one.
We just wrapped up “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, and I want to hear what you thought about it! I had never read it the entire way through, so I was excited to sit down and really get to read the entire story. What a book! Tell me what you loved, hated, etc.
Now, as we watch another month move forward, we start to think about our December read. We are going to be reading “The Lake House” by Kate Morton. I have been wanting to read it for a while, and December seemed like the perfect month! Kick back during the holiday crazy, and make some time for a great read. Are you ready to dive into another great adventure?
A missing child.
June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she’s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn’t have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.
An abandoned house.
Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.
An unsolved mystery.
Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.