One of my reading projects is the Book of the Month Club where my goal is to read a book with that particular month in the title for as long as the books hold out. As it looks cleaner, I have separated out this reading lists so that the months appear separately.

Snow In April by Rosamunde Pilcher


Way back in '80's I was a huge fan of Ms. Pilcher but many years of passed since I have read any of her books. I love the Englishness but lately "romance" has begun to irritate me...I may have to stop reading them altogether. I have these silly notions that sometimes being sensible is the way to go...and what's wrong with finding yourself before you worry about finding a man. But apparently here the heroine must be saved from herself by manly intervention. This was a bit hard to take, Ms. Pilcher, aside.

Between Here and April by Deborah Copaken Kogan


It is a shame. Ms. Kogan has a way with words and this book is quite readable in each of its MANY segments but as a cohesive story not so much. As I often find myself think as I read books today--PICK A LANE, if you can't figure how to advance a plot line then DROP IT--don't just let it dangle. My lesson is to put more value on my reading time, it is a precious commodity. 

April's Desires by A. E. Howe


Larry Macklin #6. Larry's ex partner Pete gets himself in a spot of trouble and the prime suspect in a murder investigation when his daughter's ex boyfriend turns up dead. Mr. Howe doesn't disappoint and this is another entertaining go round with Larry and the gang.

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim


I have wanted to read this for several years now. Glad that I finally have--plan on reading more of her books after this. Light springy and romantic. It was reminiscent of The Durrells of Corfu. If not for COVID I'm sure I would be off to the Mediterranean Sea right now.

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