Thursday, October 1, 2009

SARBC Book for October 2009:

It's Sarai's (of What am I reading?) choice and she's chosen!

The Shaymless Aymless Romance Book Club book for October 2009 is:

Official Blurb for the author site:

The year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn't be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them--of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.

The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.

Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.

And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.

Read excerpt here.


Jill D. said...

I am so glad you picked this one! I have been hearing really good things about it and I wanted to read it. Now, I have no excuse! I already requested a copy from the library. It should be her today!

orannia said...

Great choice Sarai! This is on my TBR list and after reading KristieJ's review I was very keen. But it has been sucked into the Black Hole (note capitals :) of my TBR...until now that is!

I'll be requesting it from my local library stat! My first romance book for almost a month! *shock*

Christine said...

This is a great choice! It's been on my TBR pile for a while and I've really been wanting to read it. I'm not sure if I'll get to it in time, but we'll see. :)

Jill D. said...

Oh come on Christine - You got to read read it. It will be so much fun!! :)

Christine said...

Aw, thanks for the encouragement, Jill! :)

It's not that I don't want to... it's just that the fall is notoriously my slowest reading time of the year. I just read 13 books in August and 7 books in September. I'm already wagering that I'll read maybe 4 books in October, 3 in November and 1 in December. Between school, activities, holidays and so on... I just can't keep up this time of year. :(

I will try, though. I'll put it on my nightstand and see what happens. LOL :)

Jill D. said...

I didn't mean to give you a hard time Christine :) I know what you mean about the fall. It is my slowest time too. Once my daughter was back in school, my reading slowed down. Life. It seems to get in the way of my reading!

Christine said...

I know you didn't. I didn't take it that way at all. I just wanted to explain myself even before I slink back on October 31 to say I didn't read the book.

Isn't it strange how I have less time to read when my girls are back in school than I do in the summer? I mean, I'm a stay-at-home mom. How do I explain that? LOL

Jill D. said...

Christine - Phew, I was worried for a minute there that I was coming across as a bully. Good to know that wasn't the case, because that wasn't my intention at all! I just get overzealous sometimes :)

Sarai said...

Well I'm excited I bought this book when Tracy was in town and I haven't read a damn thing since which is just sad. Very sad stupid reading slump.

However, I just picked up Turn Coat by Butcher and I can't seem to put it down so maybe just maybe I'll be over my reading slump in time to join in with this book since I really really want to read it.

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heidenkind said...

Hey, I JUST got this book at the library sale!

Kristie (J) said...

Most Excellent Choice!! I loved this one and wouldn't mind discussing it at all!!!


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