|NUC Christmas Tree @ Gleeson Library, photo by Shawn Calhoun|
For the first time in eight years, Mark and I are spending Christmas at home in Illinois, and from the looks of things (snow is coming down outside as I write...) it was a good decision.
On the left, below, is my current read, the only Kate Morton novel I haven't read yet. I figured it was a perfect choice for a snowy winter day when I wanted to lose myself in a book. So far so good. On the right is my latest purchase, which showed up in the mail from Book Depository this afternoon. When I put the two side by side, the resemblance was unmistakable. It's not a duplicate, but the fonts and scenic backdrops are very similar.
Hothouse Flower takes place in Britain and Thailand during World War II and the present day, and reviewers have compared it to Kate Morton's novels, so I'm hoping this holds true.
I'll return on Monday, with a review of a novel set in ancient Etruria.