Delightful Diversions

I was in town late last week, and decided to drop by Borders on a whim. After some 90 minutes, I emerged with more than just a few books on my list, starting off with the one that snagged the judges’ attention at the recent Quills Awards.

That’s right, I’m referring to ’44 Cranberry Point’ by Debbie Macomber. The cover art looks downright homespun — but that’s the charm of Debbie, I’m told. So let me find out what makes this a winner.

Next, the long awaited sequel to the Knight Miscellany series by Gaelen Foley — ‘One Night of Sin’. This is another series of the Knight siblings (and one adopted sister) to rival JQ’s Bridgerton family series, in my opinion. And I had been waiting for this instalment to come along. Tell you more about the Knight brothers and their sister’s, and adopted sister’s search for love after I’ve finished this next novel by Teresa Medeiros — ‘After Midnight’. I’ve just started and boy, am I scrambling to finish this blog entry so I can return to it.

But wait, there’re two more fabulous books I acquired this round: ‘Wait until Midnight’ by Amanda Quick and ‘Fried Eggs with Chopsticks’ by Polly Evans.

I also managed to squeeze in some time over the weekend to finish ‘The Indiscretion’ by Judith Ivory — more about that after Teresa — another wonderful diversion from Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse. I’m just warming up to Austen’s highly independent but self deluded heroine ahead of her time, but more about clueless Emma later …

And with that note, I really must dash back to Teresa’s latest and most delicious supernatural romance todate. No sleep for me tonight until I’ve unraveled the mystery of Adrian Kane. After all, as the good Doctor Johnson has decreed:

Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel.
~Samuel Johnson

So I shan’t be abed before the stroke of midnight. More quotes about the night for the sleepless in The Quote Garden.