Happy New Year, dear readers! What a start to the year it has been! I hope that you are enjoying our current read, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, it has been a great read so far, and I am truly enjoying it!
Did you create any reading challenges for the year, or any particular reads that you are hoping to achieve? I would love to hear about them! I am pushing to read 200 books this year, but we shall see how that goes!
As we move through January, and prepare for our February read, I am excited to announce that we are going to be reading “The Secrets of Nanreath Hall” by Alix Rickoff. I actually gobbled this one up over the holidays, and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It was an interesting read, and the perspectives from the two women was very interesting. I hope that ya’ll are going to enjoy it as much as I did! You can grab a copy at your local library!
Secrets of Nanreath Hall (excerpt from Goodreads)
Cornwall, 1940. Back in England after the harrowing evacuation at Dunkirk, WWII Red Cross nurse Anna Trenowyth is shocked to learn her adoptive parents Graham and Prue Handley have been killed in an air raid. She desperately needs their advice as she’s been assigned to the military hospital that has set up camp inside her biological mother’s childhood home—Nanreath Hall. Anna was just six years old when her mother, Lady Katherine Trenowyth, died. All she has left are vague memories that tease her with clues she can’t unravel. Anna’s assignment to Nanreath Hall could be the chance for her to finally become acquainted with the family she’s never known—and to unbury the truth and secrets surrounding her past.
Cornwall, 1913. In the luxury of pre-WWI England, Lady Katherine Trenowyth is expected to do nothing more than make a smart marriage and have a respectable life. When Simon Halliday, a bohemian painter, enters her world, Katherine begins to question the future that was so carefully laid out for her. Her choices begin to lead her away from the stability of her home and family toward a wild existence of life, art, and love. But as everything begins to fall apart, Katherine finds herself destitute and alone.
As Anna is drawn into her newfound family’s lives and their tangled loyalties, she discovers herself at the center of old heartbreaks and unbearable tragedies, leaving her to decide if the secrets of the past are too dangerous to unearth…and if the family she’s discovered is one she can keep.