The other day I wanted a break from a series of heavy novels that I liked and was glad I read, but left me feeling spent.
A romance, I thought, might just be the answer. Understand that I’m not a romance fan, but over the years I’ve found a number of romantic suspense novels that I enjoyed. They were full of witty repartee and sexual tension as the duo sparred and fought to deny and resist their mutual attraction. The books also had strong plots involving killers, or wicked business rivals or… Think Silver Linings by Jayne Ann Krentz or Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen.
So I went in search of a light read and found one I thought would fit the bill. Alas, it was not to be. No repartee, witty or bland, no sparring, with or without swords, no real plot, and worst of all–no fighting of mutual attraction, never mind sexual tension. Let’s just have the two lead characters fall into bed over and over again and call it a romance novel.
No I didn’t finish the book and yes, I’m back to my usual reads. This time it’s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Based on the unexplained (until recently) blue people of Kentucky and on the Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky, Richardson weaves a captivating tale.