Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh

book jacketAs most of our book group members already know, we have been happily persuaded to continue our meetings though the summer, although our meetings will be more relaxed, like a book share and tell.  We want everyone to bring their favorite books and suggestions, and together we will decide what to read for the next meeting on Thursday, June 23th at 5:30.  If it's a nice evening we may even meet outside in the courtyard, surrounded by the library gardens, with a cool drink and something sweet---and, as always, sharing lots of laughs.

One of my favorite books I'm going to suggest we all read is A Summer To Remember by Mary Balogh.  It is a historical romance and the perfect summer read.  I adore this author.  Her stories are rich with family and the small moments in life that seem so simple but are usually the most precious.  Balogh's language is exquisite, having been raised in Wales I'm sure gives her an edge when writing about the regency era; her dialog is not contrived, or forced.  She has a special gift for putting her readers back in time and allowing us to become lost in the emotional journey of her characters.  The story of Kit and Lauren in A Summer To Remember is heart warming and perfect.

In Balogh's own words...
"I can give you a summer to remember," he said.

Hope to see you in our library someday soon---and may we all have a summer to remember!  :o)

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