Thanks for dropping in.
I am still in Spain and have discovered that it is not always sunny. WE have had some very cold and windy days recently, so much so that we are having second thoughts as to whether this is the right place for us to settle. We had planned on curbing our travels for a couple of years, to try and get a bit more organised with out belongings, writing and play catch up with family, but now we may look further south. We have been spoilt by the hot sunny weather on the west coast of the USA and in Cape Town...which is definitely looking more appealing. Today is a nice sunny day, but as we have power (lots of power cuts this week), the internet (no power mans no internet, but also it keeps dropping out...who moved the satellite?) and I am feeling better (been a bit poorly), I have forgone the sun and am sitting inside this very cold apartment blogging. Must be crazy!
Anyway, the next book in the box is December Roses by my fellow British Author Daisy Banks. I really felt at home in this story, as I pictured the streets, countryside, houses and furnishings from the recalled memories of a true love relationship. The smell of roses triggers these memories and Daisy allows us privy to Jean's early courting days, in particular a day trip with her young fellow with whom she was deeply in love. Unfortunately, her strict parents, in particular her mother, did not share in her enthusiasm, and her special day trip was fraught worry as she tried to work out how to keep everyone happy. I loved the contrast of Jean's vigorous youth with the frail old lady who nods off to sleep all through the day. A beautifully written story that captivates your imagination and heart as you really want Jean to win her mum over and to keep her beau.