Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing
When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 12, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.
Florian's Gate by Davis Bunn
Davis Bunn has been a professional novelist for over twenty years. The author of numerous national bestsellers, his work has been published in sixteen languages. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between the English countryside and the coast of Florida.
From the book's back cover:
The Iron Curtain has come down, setting Poland on the road to democracy. But will true freedom come to those still bound by tragic memories of Florian's Gate?
When American Jeffrey Sinclair starts a new life in London assisting in a high-end antique shop, he discovers that more than good salesmanship to wealthy customers is required. Alexander Kantor, his enigmatic relative and now employer, has a reputation for acquiring priceless antiques under mysterious circumstances. As Jeffrey learns the business and becomes more involved in searching out valuable pieces across Europe, he discovers that their source is not the only secret Alexander is hiding.
Jeffrey learns too that Katya Nichols, the woman he is coming to love also has something to hide. She carefully keeps her own personal “Iron Curtain” in place, separating herself from his love. Will he be able to break down the barriers and win her trust and her heart?
Davis Bunn writes an intriguing story with a blend of contemporary and history. The intrigue comes when Alexander Kantor searches, under the cover of secrecy, for valuable antiques in Europe. His nephew Jeffrey works for him and learns the trade well enough for Alexander to send Jeffrey on searches for antique pieces. That's when Jeffrey learns the truth behind Alexander's trips to Europe. Jeffrey is attracted to his assistant, Katya. This story is strongly steeped in history, geography, and antiques with only a bit of romance. Contains much more narrative than dialogue and, for that reason, moves slowly for me. If you like history and antiques this is the book for you.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 12, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Florian's Gate by Davis Bunn. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.
Till next time … keep on smiling.