Hello! Those amongst you that are the noticing kind might have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet recently. Well noticed!
Having had a good summer break, we’re back and raring to go for the autumn term. Lots of nice people sent through lots of exciting new books for review during the holidays, and we’re looking forward to working our way through them over the next weeks and months.
So, without further ado, here’s our friend Lavinia, with her Book of the Month for August…
Fearless Flying – Karen Gordon
The time has come again for my Book of the Month!
This month’s book is a bit of a cheat one – it’s written by a Twitter friend of mine, and it’s not yet available for purchase through Amazon etc., but I was so excited about it that I wanted to share it as my Book of the Month.
Fearless Flying by Karen Gordon is – at first glance – a charming contemporary romance novella. Certainly if that’s what you’re in the market for, you will love this. But I also found it grew deeper as I read on – there’s a lightness of touch about the characters and situations which makes it a pleasure to read, and the depth of significance is subtle. Particularly, our heroine Vivey is engaging and “real”. Usually I hate that – people describing fictional characters as “real”. But if – like me – you’re tired of reading ingenue heroines who are swept up by men, then you’ll love Fearless Flying. I’m sorry I can’t give you a link to own it right now!
There are lots of great little touches throughout – including tiny planes to mark new sections in the typesetting, which I particularly appreciated.
Reading the work of someone you know – even if it is e-friendship via Twitter – is always tense, but it’s joyful too, when you realise that you can whole-heartedly recommend it. Of course, I guessed that Karen and I had similar tastes when we bonded over Outlander (sploosh) and Arthurian literature, but I am so so happy to make Fearless Flying my book of the month, and you’ll just have to watch this space to read it for yourself!
You’ll love this book if:
– You like engaging female main characters
– You like a good romance
– You’re into contemporary women’s fiction
You might want to avoid this book if:
– For some reason you dislike graphic sex scenes in novels, no matter how enjoyable 😉
Love Lavinia xoxo
Find this book online – read the first part for free!