First Book

Hello and happy 2024! I hope you’re ringing in the new year with a great pile of books. I love to start the new year with a new book and this morning I enjoyed my coffee while reading Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.

So many of you have recommended this one and although I’ve heard of Rosamund Pilcher’s books for a long time, this is the first time I’m reading one of her books.

“The village was Debtor in Hampshire, and here Elfrida had come to live eighteen months ago, leaving London forever and making for herself a new life. At first she had felt a bit solitary, but now she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. From time to time, old acquaintances from her theater days made the intrepid journey from the city and came to stay with her, sleeping on the lumpy divan in the time back bedroom that she called her work-room, which was where she kept her sewing machine and earned a bit of pin money making elaborate and beautiful cushions for an interior decorating firm in Sloan Street.”

So why did I choose this book? Aside the recommendations, this sounded like a comfort read and so far it’s been that. I have enjoyed hearing about how Elfrida has encountered neighbors and made new friends. I’ll keep you posted on what I think of the story as I continue with it. Let me know if you’ve read this one or any other of Pilcher’s books that you recommend.

Aside from starting a new book we also went out for bookstore visits yesterday and today. What a wonderful way to say good bye to last year and welcome a new year.

I hope you are starting some fantastic reads and my next post I’ll tell you about all the books that I added to my shelves in December.

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