- I love titles like this. Walter’s Muse – it just sounds so.. perfect.
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- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Summary from GoodReads:
It’s the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is relishing the unfolding of sweet summer days on Vashon Island: walking on the beach, reading the classics, and kayaking. But in June when a sudden storm hits the island, Maggie’s summer becomes about as peaceful as navigating whitewater. Not only does her wealthy sister arrive uninvited with a startling announcement, but Maggie finds herself entangled with her new Baker’s Beach neighbor, Walter Hathaway. A famous children’s author and recovering alcoholic, Walter has a history with Maggie they would each like to forget.
There are some books that just give that bit of a tingly feeling inside when you start to read them. That feeling that signals that what you are about to read requires several items: a warm blanket, a cup of tea, rain pattering against the window and lots and lots of time to invest.
That’s the feeling I got when I cracked open Walter’s Muse. I was immediately drawn into a world with mature adults, mystery, intrigue, lure, and promise and I loved it so very much.
The characters in this book were incredible. From the very first instant I was introduced to Walter I felt as if I wanted – no, needed to know more. I needed to know even about his dog! That’s some intriguing character writing there.
I did have a few issues with the book (namely pacing issues) but overall, I thought it was a solid, good comfort read and one that I enjoyed very much. It did what I ask of books – let me escape my crazy, stressful world and go somewhere that came alive for me.
About the Author
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