Autumn is winding down now. It feels like time to get ready to "hunker-down" and draw inside. The weather becomes less hospitable. We can't just pop out the door, without some protection. A sweater, a jacket, a hat maybe, gloves perhaps, etc.
And oh how nice it feels, to come back in! After some time out in the crisp air. Especially if there is the aroma of a stew simmering in the crock pot. Or the left over scents of previously baked cookies. Mmmmm... Wonderful....
"When Cate Benson was a
kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s
family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened.
Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their
children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this
new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face......"
"After an odd encounter
at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder
investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass
herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar."
Now this is more like it! :-) Lovely cover art. A non threatening story line, I'm sure. And another book by Tasha Alexander. This one, I want to reserve. :-)
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“Indian summer comes gently, folds over the hills and valleys as softly
as the fall of a leaf on a windless day. It is always unexpected.
After a sharp cold spell, we wake one morning and look out and the very
air is golden. The sky has a delicate dreamy color, and the yet
unfallen leaves on the bravest trees have a secure look, as if they
would never, never fall.” Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Seasons