I really wasn’t up to much today, so I was thrilled to find an envelope from ChocLituk in my post this morning. It contained
and chocolate, so was a very good start to the day.
I haven’t read any Jane Lovering before, though I understand there are several about. This one is due out in September, and if you like good chick lit, I’d have said you’ll enjoy it. Strong characterisation, plot line to keep you guessing (but not ridiculous or over contrived as it does unfold) and lots of nicely oglable characters for internal visualisation. Ms Lovering appears to follow my interests in men, going for good descriptions of eyes, accents and rear ends, which I do recall being the triumvirate of requirements back in the days of frequenting university bars on the pull.
(Oh so very long ago….) Anyway. This book centres around a woman who has lost a lot in a recent car accident. (If that kind of central theme of loss or car crashes will be a problem for you, I’d advise you skip this one.) She ends up visiting a Sci Fi conventions in the states with a friend who thinks it will help snap her out of things, though all is not what it seems. Sci Fi conventions are things that intrigue me – I do like my science fiction, though I’ve never gone so far as to attend one. Good plot for a book though, and one that I could identify with in some parts.
How it all unfolds is not something I’m going to go into, but it romps along enticingly enough that I kept picking it up and managed to finish it in one day. (Not quite one sitting, but little details like no food in the house and having to go shopping got in the way.) And I’ll be looking out for other books from this author. Really enjoyed it, thanks ChocLituk!