Annnd . . . what do I think so far? A little steampunk and a lot mystery!
I picked up this book for a few reasons:
•The goggles hinted at steampunk
•The three young women seem like a tinker-version of Charlie's Angels. (I know this dates me, but go ahead and google it--I'll wait while you check out the images.)
•and the first line is "And then there was an explosion." Which, I came to learn, is the first line of at least three different chapters.
Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent, very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike– and talented young women, Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician's assistant. Their lives become intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man. It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it.
(Just a warning--this could have been cut by 75 pages easily! It can get really wordy about some insignificant stuff, but I'm a tenacious reader and pushed through, and it was worth it.)
The Truth About Love Is...
Even while Ellie’s hair was wet and matted to her head, she was powerful, commanding attention, especially mine, a mix of bliss and intimidation. She cried with her whole body, not a pretty tears-slipping-over-cheeks cry, but a full voiced, open-mouthed wail, with kicking legs and puffy eyes. My arms ached to hold her, to whisper she can always count on me. Finally, I pulled her to me, her warm cheek at my breast, belonging. My husband’s arms encircle us both while blinking back tears. “She’s beautiful.” The secret about love is to be all-in, even when you’re just starting out.
Visit my friend's blogs to see their stories too.
Wendy Knight, Author : www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/
R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/
Stephanie Worlton's Kreating Krazy blog: http://stephanieworlton.blogspot.com/
Leah Sanders, inklings: http://inklings-leahsanders.blogspot.com/
Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/
Jaclyn Weist http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com
Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/
K.R. Wilburn http://www.krwilburn.com/my-blog.html
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com
Kat!e Larson http://katesnovelidea.blogspot.com
Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/
Angela Schroeder http://angelaschroederauthor.blogspot.com/
Ginny Romney http://romneyrants.blogspot.com/