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Reading is a magical thing. You can go to far off places without even leaving the comfort of home (or wherever it is you’re reading). You can forget your troubles for a bit and escape into the world of whatever book you’re reading. Sadly, there are a lot of people (myself included) who let life get in the way of reading and don’t do much of it. This year I’ve resolved to do more personal reading and read at least one book each month.
If you would like to join me in discovering the magical world of books this year, keep a look out for my “book of the month” posts; I’ll hopefully get a new one up on the first Saturday of each month.
This month’s book is Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Drama, romance, mystery – this book has it all! The perfect thing to start off the New Year. You can at least be grateful that your life isn’t as hectic as poor Gwen’s – at least you aren’t randomly traveling through time completely unprepared. Although, if you’re like me, you might be a little disappointed that there is a lack of Gideon de Villiers in the real world….
From Goodreads (because they can probably explain it a lot better than I can):
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
This book is full of drama as well as humor; even though I joked above about how it will make you feel better this New Year because poor Gwen’s situation is not your own, I do honestly believe that Ruby Red is a good book to start off the New Year. It’s a feel good book that leaves you wanting more.
So what are you waiting for? Go pick up a copy at your local library or bookstore and get to reading!
Cheers! (And happy New Year!)