Under the Vatican



I am reading THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery. Translated from French (c) 2006. It’s interesting reading about the inhabitants of this Ritzy French hotel. From the genius 12 year old girl who’s contemplated committing suicide at age 13, the the eccentric lady concierge who befriends her (and hopefully stops her), to all the other interesting characters. Yes it’s filled with pretentious words but I guess it can’t be helped.

The elegance of the hedgehog

KAROLINA’S TWINS by Ronald H. Balson

KAROLINA’S TWINS by Ronald H. Balson, (c) 2016. This very interesting novel takes place in the present with flashbacks to the holocaust and the Polish Resistance Army.

Lena Woodward, hires a lawyer named Catherine Lockhart and her private investigator partner to find her friend Karolina’s twins whom she promised to find many decades ago. Lena is met with the Resistance of her son Author who doesn’t want her to find the girls for reasons of his own, which may have to do with his inheritance.

I do recommend this book, and the writing is well done.

ON SECOND THOUGHT by Kristin Higgins

ON SECOND THOUGHT a novel by Kristin Higgins (c) 2017. Did you ever read a novel and you swore you read it once before? Well that’s what’s going on with this one. It involves two sisters Kate and Ainsley O’Leary. Kate is an older bride at age 39 and her husband drops dead 4 months after they get married. She might be pregnant and her husband has a secret from the past ready to intrude on Kate’s grieving period. Is it an illegitimate child as I suspect it to be?

Meanwhile Ainsley has been living with her boyfriend  Eric for 10 years and he’s just beat testicular cancer and I have a feeling that engagement ring in his underwear drawer is for some other woman not Ainsley! See what I mean? Why does it sound so damn familiar?