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Susan's 2014 Books

What did you read in 2014? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas
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Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 29th, 2014, 8:27 pm

[quote=""Susan""]49) Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley; finished 12/28/14; It's not Mariana, but I did enjoy it and the lovely Italian scenery.[/quote]

yes the scenery's fabulous isn't it - I managed to read this whilst on hols at one of the resorts on Lake Garda, which helped tremendously with the atmosphere - and we even had a couple of storms as well!
Currently reading "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas

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Post by Susan » Tue December 30th, 2014, 2:36 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]yes the scenery's fabulous isn't it - I managed to read this whilst on hols at one of the resorts on Lake Garda, which helped tremendously with the atmosphere - and we even had a couple of storms as well![/quote]

Wow, Madeleine, you were right at the setting! I saw on Susanna Kearsley's website that the character of Galeazzo D’Ascanio and his home were inspired by the real life poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and his home Il Vittoriale which is on Lake Garda. Did you see it?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vittoriale_degli_italiani
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue December 30th, 2014, 11:37 am

No we were staying at a different part of the lake, although I've stayed in the area where the book is set on an earlier visit, bit I didn't know about D'Annunzio then (mid 1990s).
Currently reading "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas

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