My current read and the third Ursula Orange novel that I‘ve buddy read with @shawnmooney . This will be our last read by this author unless her other (2?) novels are republished. 😭 What shall we do, Shawn?? 😭
Well, it‘s #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub time again!
I just plucked this one from my “oldies” shelves and I‘ll be starting it this evening. Feel free to join in and we‘ll aim to start chatting about it around the middle of the month, shall we say?
@erzascarletbookgasm @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella @batsy and @Tamra , too!
I joined the #furrowedmiddlebrowclub for my first read & am smitten 😁 Based on the title & how it started off, I expected a somewhat dark tale of #spinsterlit but this bloomed into quite a different story. The characters were flawed & real; they felt alive, very much as people are. There were no sudden reveals, but everything felt emotionally true. I took great comfort in the descriptions of a quiet but not quite idyllic 1950s English village.
Since @batsy has officially “joined the club” I thought we‘d better add her to our selection rotation. 😉
Forgive my handwritten laziness and not making a nicer graphic. I already had this list written out for myself after @Ruthiella so wisely took the bull by the horns and organized us. 😆
As part of the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub , I enjoyed this novel. It could have gone darker, but didn‘t. Miss Penny does a stranger a good deed by saving her life and then can‘t get her out of her life or her spare room.
Set in 1950s Yorkshire, it has a lot of the markers I‘ve come to expect from this imprint...light humor & romance & very much Britain at a certain place and time.
Now the question is what‘s our pick for July? You‘re up Jenn. 😀
What a piece of work was Cathie Martell! But if was very entertaining, and ultimately satisfying, to see her get what she wanted and, indeed, what she deserved. I think the moral if this tale might be "be careful what you wish for". Thanks for the buddy read #FurrowedMiddlebrow gang. Any thoughts about which one next?
Well, we found out all about Mrs Prioleau, and about Austin, in the end, didn't we? My problem was that I was more interested in Susan and Norrie. An enjoyable read, nonetheless. #FurrowedMiddlebrow
I'm enjoying this #FurrowedMiddlebrow read, but about a third of the way in, I'm wondering where it is going.
I just started this one for a buddy read with my dear chum, @shawnmooney . The author was the sister-in-law of Ursula Orange (one of my favourite #FurrowedMiddlebrow authors) and that makes her the aunt of the novelist and historian, Gillian Tindall. Got that? 😉
And sorry, #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub - I‘m not forsaking you! I had promised Shawn last year to read this with him. Feel free to join me if you own it! 😊😊