OK, everybody – time to lower the intellectual level around here a little bit. What do you read for pure, unadulterated, mindless escape? And I don’t want to hear “Jane Austen!” Time to dish…
As for me, sometimes I like to revisit the “Governess Gothic” novels so beloved of my youth. They always seem to be written by women with nondescript Anglo-Saxon names (or pen names) – Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Phyllis Whitney. “Kirkland Revels loomed high above the wild and eerie Yorkshire moors like a brooding stone fortress. To some there was an atmosphere of evil about the place, but to innocent young bride Catherine Rockwell, the mansion seemed magnificently romantic. She did not know then of the terrible secrets imprisoned behind its massive walls.” Be still, my heart!
So what’s your pleasure? Guys too – I know there are some Tom Clancy or Doc Savage fans out there somewhere.
Susan Swasta, MSL Librarian