Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Agatha by Anne Catherine Bomann
Why I have it: Spotted on Susan’s December releases list.
Summary: A psychiatrist, who leads a solitary life apart from his practice, is forced to confront his own fears of intimacy with the arrival of a new patient.
I’m thinking: Yes – I like the writing style.
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
Why I have it: I turned down an ARC and then it pops up on Readings ‘Best of 2019’ list… bugger.
Summary: At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people but she decides to reconnect with four once close friends. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own?
I’m thinking: Yes – and now I’m cranky I didn’t take the ARC.
The Season by Kristen Richardson
Why I have it: Saw it on this list.
Summary: Examination of the history of debutante ritual (from Henry VIII to International balls in New York) and our contemporary ideas about women and marriage.
The Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century England and northern Europe ended the extremely convenient practice of cloistering unmarriageable girls in convents.
I’m thinking: No – interesting first chapter but I don’t need a whole book.