Friday, August 28, 2009

The Friday 56 – 28 Aug 2009

The Friday 56 – 28 Aug 2009

The Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

I’ve been re-reading my Laura Kinsale books, so the book closest to me is:

For My Lady’s Heart by Laura Kinsale

“Nameless, yea, my lady. A nobody. He gives homage and claims our service, but brings no men beyond that malformed squire.”

Laura Kinsale wrote a book a year between 1985 and 1994. Rumors abound about why she abruptly stopped writing, and there was a ten-year gap until Shadowheart in 2004. I’m happy to say she has another book due out in February 2010: Lessons in French.
She writes historical romances about heroes and heroines with flaws – sometimes physical (as in Flowers from the Storm) and sometimes psychological (as in Shadowheart, which won the 2005 Rita Award for Best Novel). These are definitely not cotton-candy romances.

Thanks for stopping by today.

2 comments:

Tonya said...

Interesting story about the author. Has anyone come up a plausible reason? Maybe this is just a pen name and "she" was in prison for 10 years and couldn't get "her" publisher to come. hahaha!

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