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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 11%.

A Harvest Passion - Emily Murdoch

At 8:00 P.M. Saturday, our hero Leo is still aboard the ship docking at Southampton.  Because he can't find a stagecoach to carry him to his destination, he stop at a local tavern for supper.  He's been served a stew with questionable meat, but as soon as he gets a tankard of good English ale, he can't stop praising the wonderful food of England.


Say what?


Despite the difficulties of finding a coach at night on a Saturday, somehow or other he reaches his destination of the little town of Sandercombe in time enough to be put up at the little guiesthouse and get a night's sleep by next morning.


Say what?


Then we have this passage:


As their voices were raised in song, a few eyebrows were also raised at the newcomer’s deep bass voice that soared below theirs sweetly following the melody.

Murdoch, Emily. A Harvest Passion (Kindle Locations 133-134). Endeavour Press. Kindle Edition.


From the author who is hailed as the next Julian Fellowes by one of her reviewers.