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1. What are you currently reading? My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle. Atlanta celebrity chef Cam Lasky and wife Jade have it all. Then it all goes very, very wrong. First his famous steakhouse is destroyed by fire. Then his wife Jade and their two kids are held for ransom. Coincidence? Not bloody likely. What is is about Jade's "darling husband" that makes him the target of arson and abduction? What secrets has he been keeping?
This is turning out to be a neat little thriller. Lots of mystery and paranoia and all those shivery things we want from a book like this.
2. What did you recently finish reading? Diana by Sarah Bradford. Oh, Diana! I watched The Princess of Wales go from blushing bride to wronged wife to independent ambassador for good to catalyst for an international outpouring of grief. Her story is familiar but continues to fascinate.
This is a sympathetic but even-handed portrayal. Her natural gifts are on display, as are her desperation and impulsivity. Diana wasn't a saint, but she was compelling. I enjoyed the time I spent with her in this book. (But Sarah Ferguson certainly comes off as a ninny.)