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Saturday, 12 October 2013

The BEST BOOK ever!! "The Orphan Master" by Jean Zimmerman

It has been a long time since a book has literally pulled the rug out from under my feet..I am only glad that once lying down...I was able to indulge myself in this wonderful tale, a historical murder mystery in 17th century Manhattan....and believe me the indulgence was pure joy.

It is rare when an author captures your attention from the first sentence and rarer still that she engages you so thoroughly that the thought of putting the book down is simply unheard of, a painful necessity throughout the day. Many authors unfortunately feel the need to bog you down with so much historical facts and details that your brain goes into overload and shuts down.....by then you are too tired,you have lost the plot let alone the need to find the plot and the book lays discarded along with yesterdays socks at the foot of your bed.

This book is the chocolate fudge cake....the black glistening caviar....the oysters on the half shell....the bees proverbial knees.....get the message?

Spellbinding, riveting...this novel is dark and light, a romance mired in the deaths of orphans and the frightening Algonquin lore of the witika.

I don't want to say anymore...I picked this book up when last in New York and I can only wholeheartedly recommend it to you...perfect for the cold winter months.


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