Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Delight


I can't tell you how long it has been since I picked up a book and didn't stop reading until it was finished. It just doesn't happen very often these days. But yesterday after a solid day's work I began Fortunate Wager by Jan Jones and didn't put it down until after midnight (and as my family will attest - I don't stay awake beyond ten because I turn into a grumpy pumpkin) when it was blissfully finished. I enjoyed everything single second - didn't notice the prose or the style or any damn thing except the characters. I was caught in their world so totally I lost track of time - sheer bliss and so damn rare. The heroine will stay with me for a long time - she wasn't dim or stupid or a wimp as can so often happen in historicals. She was plucky and realistic and bloody hell I so wanted the world for her. The hero was perfect too.........
Simply brilliant if regencies float your boat and they do mine. I just love a good escape from my world.

Now back to the grist mill and to wonder if I love historicals so much why I don't write them (oh yes, I am a lazy sod who can't bothered to do all the research - ho hum)

10 comments:

Flowerpot said...

I love it when you get transported bya book like that. Bliss!

ChrisH said...

Character, character, character! Easy to say, not so easy to do - good for Jan!

Karen said...

I was lucky enough to win a copy in a blog competition, and thoroughly enjoyed it too Liz :o)

Debs said...

I've ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive.

liz fenwick said...

FP - it's so rare these days now that writing is so much a part of my life!

ChrisH - yes, character, character, character

Karen - so pleased you enjoyed it too :-)

Debs - you have a delight instore

lx

Jan Jones said...

Liz! I've got tears in my eyes reading this!

I'm so glad you loved Fortunate Wager after all the problems you had getting it.

Elizabeth Chadwick said...

I loved it too. I've reviewed it very positively for the forthcoming Historical Novel Society Review.
Jan really deserves to be up there.

liz fenwick said...

Jan - I loved the book. Simple pure pleasure. Yes, I did think I was never going to get my hands on the things but it was worth the wait. Caro was brilliant and I loved her.

Elizabeth - I am so glad you did too. I can't wait for Jan's next - she has a lightness of touch that is perfect for regency and of course the skill to make me, the reader care

lx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I love the cover of the book and it sounds delightful. I have to admit that I never read a book through at once, but I did with Cally Taylor's Heaven Can Wait.

CJ xx

Barrie said...

I do love it when I find a book like that. And like yours, my family doesn't!