I think that it is always time to get lost in a book. You have a feeling that you have been asleep but really you were reading away in a world created by a skillful author.
One of the authors that I can get lost in consistently is Debbie Macomber. Yes, she publishes an amazing number of books. I think that her books are also reprinted frequently (she seems to have several different publishers) and so sometimes it is hard to tell new from older books.
I had the pleasure to read her latest in the Blossom Street Series. The title is Blossom Street Brides. Her books are your warm fuzzy pajamas on a cold night. They are not classic fiction but they are comforting to read. You will not need to look up any vocabulary words but you will enjoy the ups and downs of the characters.
These are the types of books that you don’t need to read a synopsis of the plot. (Unless you are trying to figure out if you have read the book before.) There will be several characters that are at some sort of point in their life where a hard decision needs to be made and there will be some complicating factor involved (usually a man or a child) and at some point the character’s lives will intersect. They take you away from your life and let you live elsewhere for a few hours.
I just finished The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee. This is the story of several of the residents of Avalon, IL. The characters intersect through the Scrapbooking Society and its founder. The story introduces us to the characters and we learn their history and see how they interact and change over the course of the story.
I enjoyed this story. It was easy to get caught up in the various characters and want to know what was going to happen. The book is currently a $1.99 Kindle offering. A great price for this book.
So go, enjoy a book that will probably not solve the world’s problems but will take you away from yours for a while.
Thanks for reading!