Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Over the last couple of weeks I have read all eight of the Bastion Club novels by Stephanie Laurens. These are romances set in the English Regency period. I enjoyed her storylines, but skipped the major portions of each book that were devoted to descriptions of love making.

Then I read this.

It is the story of a writer whose speciality is Household Guides - to the Kitchen, to the Garden and so on. She is dying of cancer as she writes her last book. The novel explores how she addresses the unfinished business of her life and deals with the legacies she wants to leave her husband and daughters. It could also be described as a romance, but contains no sexual descriptions. I loved it.

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