Flu germs are still floating around my house, I am finally feeling better, however; DH now has the flu and bronchitis. I had huge plans for this weekend, since we are out of school on Monday, looks like most of my plans will stay just that--- plans. I have done a lot of reading this last week and weekend. I just finished Jennifer Chiverini's new book, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival. I really enjoy her quilting series and enjoyed Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. This one not so much. I never could really get into it. I wanted to get to know the characters and why they were such rivals. Mrs. Chiverini definitely does her research, and does a great job of transporting you to the Civil War era, maybe too much so. I wanted to know more Kate Sprague, but by the time I finished the book, I didn't really know anything more than at the beginning of the book. It was also never made clear why she and Mrs. Lincoln were such great rivals. I have to admit that by the end of the book I was skimming some of the pages just to finish.
Before starting Mrs. Lincoln's Rival I read Sycamore row by John Grisham. I have read all of his books and have liked some better than others. This was one of the better ones. It was more like his first novels, a true page turner. Couldn't put this one down. Would definitely recommend this one over Mrs. Lincoln's Rival. Happy reading!!