The girls enjoy reading time, too...and we've already made our way to the public library to sign Natalie (my 8 year old) up for the summer reading program and get our first bagful of books.
Here's what I've been reading so far:
Jennifer Donnelly's book, while not a new release, was new to me. I fell in love with the characters--they are so real, so easy to relate to, even with the historical setting. Of course, the whole based-on-a-real-life-murder-mystery element is right up my alley. I have to admit that at first I was a bit confused by the quick change in timeline, but once I got into the groove I couldn't put the book down. In fact, the story haunts me.
Oh, but I loved this book! First of all, the time period is one of my favorites---set right before the second World War in Europe with royalty. Luscious! This book is second in the Montmaray Journals, with the first being A Brief History of Montmaray. I was swept into their world and wasn't quite ready to give it up when the book was over, so I am eagerly awaiting the next installment. This book is filled with intrigue and great tidbits of real history which are melded perfectly together. Oh, but I would love for this to become a perfectly done mini-series from HBO (they seem to do them quite well) and I would DVR it and watch it again and again as I tend to do with the Jane Austen movies.