Enjoy this post from Andrea Stephenson, and wish her well. Despite beginning the year with a nasty illness, Andrea has done a wonderful review of Atonement in Bloom! Please click over and say hello to her.
Blogger Book of the Month: Teagan Geneviene – Atonement in Bloom
Blogging has introduced me to many talented authors, some of whom have featured on this blog. This year I’ll be highlighting a few of the great books I’ve been reading by fellow bloggers.
I’m always delighted by the unique and magical stories that Teagan Geneviene creates, many of which are written spontaneously, week by week, on her blog. Her new book, Atonement in Bloom is the second in a series of books set in the magical town of Atonement, Tennessee.
This book has all the whimsy, wonder and enchantment of the first. Ralda Lawton lives in an old house in a small southern town that has more than its share of magic. A woman created from flowers, a mischievous calico cat, a herd of glowing pigs and the Queen of Winter herself all appear in this novel.
I would love to live in the enchanted town Teagan has created and to meet the characters that are so lovingly and inventively depicted. This is a hugely original book that weaves myth and imagination into a compelling story. The ending suggests that there may be more to come in future and, until then, I’ll be homesick to return to Atonement. You can find Teagan’s blog here and her books are available on Amazon.
As one year teeters into another, my body is all at sea. A stray bug or perhaps the sigh of inactivity after the busyness of December. Flu sweeps in on Boxing Day and the lead up to the year end is fever, aches and pains, a chest infection. It leaves me with labyrinthitis, an ear condition I get sometimes that feels like constant motion sickness. So there is no optimistic, energetic start to the year. I can’t walk far, I can’t use a screen, I can only read for short bursts. Confined to the house, I hardly notice the passing days, or what is happening outside.
So far winter has been short and kind. There has been almost no rain and little frost. It has been mild, often grey but often sunny. The weeks leading up to the end of the year blinked by and I wonder if the rest…
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