This weeks Old But Not Forgotten is a novel by an old favorite author – In the Forest by Edna O’Brien.
Edna O’Brien writes wonderful characters. She’s an author I want to go back to read, but there are always so many books to read!
In the Forest is a bit of a murder mystery and the idea of it comes from a true story. “The Kinderschreck” (someone of whom small children are afraid) is the main focus. The focus of the story is how someone comes to be a killer.
This weeks Old But Not Forgotten title is The Golden Tulip by Rosalind Laker.
An historical novel recreating the golden age of Dutch art. Johannes Vermeer, is the teacher, Francesca is the student. Pieter van Doorne, a tulip merchant the love interest. Will Francesca be able to follow her heart and her talent? What happens to Pieter as the tulip craze hits.
Read The Golden Tulip and compare it to Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier.
This weeks Old But Not Forgotten book is by an Australian writer.
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville. Set in a town with a fun name – Karakarook – it follows the story of two people who find what they didn’t think they were looking for (as is usually the case) – Love.
Opposites attract – Harley Savage, part-time museum curator, 3 failed marriages and a heart condition goes to Karakarook to help build a heritage museum. Douglas Cheeseman a gawky engineer is there to demolish a bridge. Once there who knows where things will lead.
Kate Grenville writes wonderful characters and descriptions. You feel a part of the places she describes and the characters are quirky but real.