The days are rapidly getting shorter and the weather crisper. The scent of wood fires curls through the air as leaves crunch underfoot. It’s becoming more and more enticing to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea and a cozy blanket!
In Canada, it’s also the month of Thanksgiving – a feast day and a day of gratitude. I’m very grateful for you, lovely readers and supporters, my beloved family, and friends.
October hosts the largest book fair in the world. The Frankfurt Book Fair is considered the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. Last year’s fair was attended by 36,000 trade visitors from 105 countries plus 37,000 private visitors from 85 countries (Source: Publishers Weekly). There are almost 4,000 exhibitors listed on the site this year. My publisher’s translation rights agency, DropCap will be presenting The Silk Road at their booth. And for this I am also grateful!
The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn
I thoroughly enjoyed The Alice Network by the same author, so I was thrilled to receive The Rose Code as a gift from a friend. It did not disappoint!
From the Goodreads description: “…three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter—the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger—and their true enemy—closer.”
Exciting stuff indeed! What intrigued me the most was the true stories behind the fictionalized ones. The women of Bletchley Park were heroines in the truest sense of the word.