A book I received from "Bookmooch." I had read Lane's second mystery. This is her first. Set in North Carolina, Lane's plots are intricate, her main character Elizabeth is a gardener, herbalist, quilt maker. The landscape is lovely and you get a real sense of the people of Appalachia through the dialogue and tales. Another great escape.
A children's book from the library. As I have a character in my novel who is 13, I am trying to groke the voice of a 12-13 year old from reading children's fiction. The book centers on "Termite" a young girl who is a foster child sent to a northern California logging town. The voice is perky and clever yet honest. The book reads fast. I am enjoying it muchly.