I have taken to reading Mr B's Blog where he describes his life in France - no prizes for guessing what I feel it has in common with mine! I rather like his rambling way of describing his day to day life. Anyway, his last blog was about waking up early and not being able to go back to sleep. This is something I am all too familiar with. Unlike Mr B though, I don't suffer from the "Now I must get up and do something for two hours" syndrome. I am lucky in that respect! No, I am an avid reader and read whatever is at hand. Sometimes this has the effect of sending me back to sleep - oh joy! Not because the book is boring but simply because the black on white has that effect.
At the moment I am reading "To My Daughter In France" by Stephanie Keating and Barbara Keating. It was leant to me by a friend (another consumer of books) who picked it up at a booksale locally. I took it reluctantly thinking it might be yet another travel book about France. How wrong I was. I am gripped by this novel which describes the lives of two families linked by the words "To my daughter in France I leave the remainder of my estate." A shock, it seems, to all the people concerned. It has a bit of everything: wartime romance, intrigue, goodies and baddies and endless conflicts that need resolving. That it takes place partly in France and partly in Ireland (Connemara) is an added bonus. I am just over half way through and it is all I can do to get up in the morning...Mr B would not approve of my idleness!
Now of course I have added this book to the Grand Gennetay Bookshop or you can, if you feel so inclined, buy it by clicking the picture below. If you are good enough to buy it via this website Amazon rewards me with a miniscule percentage for the service. I've so far earned an entire 34pence and would love to up it a bit just to prove to my children that it is worth it! When I've finished this book I intend to try and find the Keatings' other books. This one has whet my appetite for more.