Some more Reccomended Reading.....(Quite Long)
Posted by Alexandra on July 31, 1998 at 05:47:00:
There are a couple of books that I have read recently that I've enjoyed and would like to share with the rest of you.
Firstly, Texas by James Mitchener. It really is an epic. It took me about five weeks to read (believe me it is a long time for me to be reading a book!) but was well worth the effort. As the title suggests it is about Texas but not just about modern day Texas. Mitchener takes us on a journey through the history of Texas folowing a group of families who all, at one time or another, overlap. It starts in the 16th Century and goes right up to about 1984 (when the book was actually published). I don't know how historically accurate it is but I would think that the main historical facts are correct because he explains which is fact and which is fiction in a brief synopsis at the begining. I became absolutely fascinated in the History of Texas and the unique people who have built this place. I would be interested in what a Texan thought of it though....
The other book I would like to recommend is Chloe by Freya North. I don't know if you can get this in the States yet but it has been in the UK best sellers chart for quite a while. It is basically an Aga saga. A girl who goes out and finds her self. In this Chloe is left instructions by her recently deceased Godmother to give up her Job and her boyfriend and to go where she is sending her. The God mother then sends her to the four countries of the UK, each in a different season and as you would expect from she begins to find herself....there are some unusual ways that she finds herself as well.......
In the UK at the moment we are begining to see a trend of novelist writing books about women who to start with aren't sure about themselves but they are witty, charming and just a bit sassy....does this ring a bell, Bridget Jones?......I do like these books. Chloe definately fits into this category!
I hope that if you read these books you enjoy them!
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