Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Reads

Today's Book in Hand Is:

Today is another blustery day here in the North, and while we are awaiting Game of Thrones Season 3, and trying not to slip on the icy snow we are reading the Second Book from Eve Marie Mont where she has turned a class read into her own fiction and beautifully woven a new classical adaptation.

A Touch Of Scarlet
Eva Marie Mont
Releases 3.26.2013
Kensington Books

Blurb From The Publisher:

The compelling heroine of Eve Marie Mont's acclaimed novel A Breath of Eyre returns to find truth and fiction merging through the pages of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter. . .Emma Townsend is back at prestigious Lockwood Prep, but her world has altered immeasurably since her tumultuous sophomore year. The best change of all: her boyfriend, Gray. And though Gray is leaving for Coast Guard training, Emma feels newly optimistic, even if the pain of her mother's long-ago death still casts a shadow.Yet Emma isn't the only one who's changed. Her friend and roommate, Michelle, is strangely remote, and old alliances are shifting in disconcerting ways. Soon Emma's long-distance relationship with Gray is straining under the pressure, and Emma wonders if she's cracking too. How else to explain the vivid dreams of Hester Prynne she's been having since she started reading The Scarlet Letter? Or the way she's found herself waking in the woods? As her life begins to echo events in the novel, Emma will be forced to choose between virtue and love. But can she forge a new future without breaking her heart?

Quote of the Day:

   Opening Page:  
    The Scarlet Letter was going to kill me. Over the past week, I'd been trying to get through its 375 pages of densely packed text, and all I had gained for my efforts was a new found hatred for nineteenth-century prose. Hawthorn never used seven words if twenty seven were available. And so far, Hester and Dimmesdale's forbidden romance wasn't setting off any fireworks in my heart.

Now I remember my high school lit class and reading The Scarlet Letter, so hearing the books rehashed through the author and character's point of view is a treat for me. Eve Marie Mont has a fabulous way of writing that keeps the reader entertained through the entire story and not wanted to set the book aside because we are entranced in the characters.

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