Do you have a favorite book? One that you RE-read.
I have. It’s called MIDNIGHT IS A LONELYPLACE by Barbara Erskine. I’ve read it three times.
Why is this? What is it about this particular book? Can it be that good? It is, as a matter of fact, but after a great deal of thought, I’m not sure that that’s the only reason I keep reading it. I think it has something to do with where I was and what was happening when I first read it.
It’s a particularly spooking story and just one of the books I took on an ocean cruise. The whole voyage had been rough but this night the waves lashed my window as the boat listed. I didn’t expect this because my cabin was on the uppermost deck, supposedly, high above the ocean. I’m not a good sailor. I have a fear of sinking into the watery depths so this situation filled me with dread.
Luckily my coping mechanism kicked in. I closed the curtains so I couldn’t see the waves hitting my window and started reading MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE. Needless to say, what was going on outside added atmosphere to my read where, on a stormy night, Kate Kennedy, in her lonely cottage on the Essex coast, is terrorized by mysterious forces.
And, yes, I will be reading it again.
Do you have a favorite book?
by Barbara Erskine
After a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book until her landlord's daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed! In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces. What do these ghosts want? That the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed? Kate must struggle for her life against earthbound spirits and ancient curses as hate, jealousy, revenge and passion do battle across the centuries.