Friday, February 18, 2011

A Secret Kept

Sarah's Key author, Tatiana de Rosnay, takes us back to Paris to introduce us to another family who is keeping secrets.  A Secret Kept begins with an accident that leads brother and sister, Antoine and Melanie, down a long road into their past and the secrets that are hidden there.

What they find out is that sometimes things are better left hidden, and other times, things are just as they seem.  The book is filled with unexpected twists and turns that make it hard to put down.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Jane Goes Batty

Jane Goes Batty is the sequel to Michael Thomas Ford's hit book Jane Bites Back.  This book picks up shortly after the first book left off.  Jane Fairfax (a.k.a. Jane Austen) still owns a book store, but has let Lucy take over the managerial duties.
She is still dating Walter, and refuses to mention about Charlotte Bronte by name.

Since the release and success of Janes latest book, she has had to work even harder to keep a low profile, so she has agreed to embrace her vampirism, and is taking lessons from Lord Byron.

These lessons come in especially handy when the stars and crew from her book's movie come to town to film, and even more so when Walter's Jewish mother comes to town for a visit.

Between the trouble the movie's young starlet is causing, taking Jewish lessons (because Walter's mother wants him to marry a nice Jewish girl), and trying to find out Miriam's secret and whether or not she knows Jane's secret, the last thing Jane needs or wants is to run into her old friend, Charlotte again.

Once again, Mr. Ford has provided a fun, quick, and witty read, and I look forward to the next book in this series.