I've been waiting for the weekend since about Tuesday! So I am happy it is almost here. It's been nearly a month since I shared my Lo, a Rose sampler, and as I have made some progress (albeit slow) I thought I would share it here. It is coming along! Much like my reading I am trying hard to focus on one task at a time, so as much as I would love to pull out some other project (some other in progress or even a new one!) I am going to try and concentrate on this one until I finish it. Can you tell I am trying to turn over a new leaf? Less of the haphazard and frantic and more on slow and steady.
I did decide on a prompt book, and I ended up choosing a book I overlooked on my first perusal of my shelves. Not long ago I bought Eve Chase's The Wildling Sisters and when I spotted it in my bedside pile it caught my eye. It is described as being in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, so I could not resist.
"When fifteen-year-old Margot Wilde and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor in June 1959, they expect a quiet English country summer. Instead, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. As the arrival of two handsome neighbors divides the sisters' loyalties, Margot is drawn into the life Audrey left behind and the mystery of her vanishing. Fifty years later, Jessie is desperate to move her family out of their London home, and gorgeous Applecote Manor seems like the perfect solution. But once there, Jessie finds herself increasingly isolated, at odds with her fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, and haunted by the strange rumors that surround the manor."
The story is set in a country manor house so it fits nicely with my prompt and I will still keep my other choices close by. Maybe I can manage two prompt books for the long month of August? I am especially keen to try Rachel Cusk, too.
My weekend plans include a movie or two and hopefully a visit to the bookstore, but otherwise I want to try and get in some good reading time and hopefully I can finish one of my books on my nicely pared down night stand book pile! Have a great weekend everyone--summer has returned here so I plan on staying inside!