Whew! We are having wickedly wild weather! Today was “drive the 61 minute drive to a hair appointment day”…we almost cancelled because the forecast was for 60 mph winds on our drive home! And…on the way home…branches were down…traffic was miserable…but we made it! Whew!
The aftermath of a Mexican food lunch on our drive home…the dregs of a yummy margarita and 3/4 of my lunch. The mistake I made was slamming down way too many chips and yummy table side guacamole…who can really eat lunch after that? Not this girl! I was too hungry…I just had toast for breakfast and nothing else until almost 2 ish…obvi no dinner is in the works plus Den is complaining of tummy trouble. Oh where oh where is the Pepcid AC?
I am reading this book from NetGalley. It’s so good…delightfully good!
The time frame is the 1930’s…it’s main characters are Henrietta and Clive…also known as Inspector Howard…and it’s a mystery…it’s historical fiction…it’s much more…according to these quotes…I couldn’t choose one so I threw them all in.
“Cox’s eye for historical detail remains sharp… A pleasant, escapist diversion.”
“Fans of Henrietta and Inspector Howard will delight in Michelle Cox’s latest novel. Romantic and atmospheric, A Promise Given offers an intriguing glimpse into 1930s Chicago, by weaving in authentic period details and exploring the social tensions of the day. The unlikely pairing of the Howards―two characters from very different worlds―provides a tender love story.”
―Susanna Calkins, award-winning author of the Lucy Campion Historical Mysteries
“The mix of sleuthing and aristocratic life pairs well with Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series.”
A Promise Given…is the third book in this series but I am not lost at all even though I hate not reading a series in its proper order…also…here’s my accidental bonus…Amazon is selling the Kindle version of the first two for 99 cents and $1.21! Are those odd prices or what?
I couldn’t resist adding the praises for these two!
A Girl Like You:
“Michelle Cox masterfully recreates 1930s Chicago, bringing to life its diverse neighborhoods and eclectic residents, as well as its seedy side. Henrietta and Inspector Howard are the best pair of sleuths I’ve come across in ages―Cox makes us care not just about the case, but about her characters. A fantastic start to what is sure to be a long-running series.
―Tasha Alexander, New York Times best-selling author of The Adventuress
“Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon.”
―Booklist starred review
“Flavored with 1930s slang and fashion, this first volume in what one hopes will be a long series is absorbing. Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming.”
―Library Journal starred review
A Ring of Truth:
“An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details.”
“There’s a lot to love about the bloodhound couple at the center of this cozy mystery.”
“Set in the 1930s, this romantic mystery combines the teetering elegance of Downton Abbey and the staid traditions of Pride and Prejudice with a bit of spunk and determination that suggest Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.”
Ok…tummy trouble averted…Den is feeling better…I need some Cheerios…time for Survivor!