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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Rosamunde Pilcher is a prolific writer. Like Agatha Christie and Jane Austen, she is for me something of a comfort read. When I have had a surfeit of serious stuff and lots of murder and mayhem, this is a good one to relax by.

Sleeping Tiger set on a romantic island deals with a girl on the eve almost of getting married who ups and goes away to find whom she thinks is her father whom she had been made to believe was dead. The book was far too good to be true and it did not give me the pleasure of this author's other reads. I was disappointed as it was as if it was a mix of a fairy story and a highly over rated romance!

But then I read the next book which was

It restored my faith in her writings once more. A selection of mixed reads but what a gorgeous selection of stories. All kinds of settings, all vivid, all very beautifully told and invariably with a moral in the story which rounded it off very well.

I am going to look for her other books as well.


  1. Winter Solstice and September are two of her books I really liked. Have you read those two?

  2. I like the sound of the second book!

  3. Sadly I haven't read anything by this author, but I'll keep her in mind when I'm in need of a comfort read and have exhausted all the Jill Mansell and Karen White books on my shelf!

  4. I am not sure I read the first book, but enjoyed the second one.

  5. I have bought the Blue Bedroom, and since I like her Flowers in the Rain collection so much, I expect I'll like these as well.
    I'm not a fan of some of her earlier 'romancey' books.