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Preparing for a class I am doing on 3 month food storage. Pretty good book. Recipes in it look pretty good. She has some good ideas. Not much really new, but good to hear again. More motivational than anything.
Speak Its Name is a wonderful collection of three historical gay romances set in England that are very different from one another and yet complement each other quite well. The first, Aftermath by Charlie Cochrane is set in Cramner College in 1920 and features two students – popular Hugo Lamont and socially awkward Edward Easterby. While they both are enamored with one another, neither has the courage to act upon his feelings. The story is a simple one with very little in the way of plot, but rather a character study of the complications of a burgeoning romance in a repressed time. The second story, Gentleman's Gentlman by Lee Rowan is a delightful escapade of an English Lord and his Valet. Lord Scoville has dalliances with temporary male lovers and this is accepted by Jack who carries on a few clandestine affairs of his own but manages to fool his employer into thinking that he’s a ladies man. During a secret mission for the government in which Scoville is to retrieve secret papers involving plans of the Germans, things get a little complicated and in the chaos the two men finally reveal that they have actually been carrying a torch for one another. The nice thing about Rowan’s story is that it really is an exciting adventure and the romantic feelings between the two leads were always just below the surface creating dramatic tension, because the reader feels that the truth could erupt at any moment. The third story, Hard and Fast by Erastes is the crown jewel of the three. The somewhat feckless Geoffrey Chaloner is a pawn in his father’s plans to match him with a lady of some standing, Miss Pelham. However in order to court her, Geoffrey must first win the favor of her cousin, Adam Heyward. Adam is an enigma. He’s scathing and yet he also manipulates Geoffrey into doing what he wants. Geoffrey and Adam eventually have a torrid encounter and Geoffrey has to make some radical decisions about the direction he chooses for the future. Written in the first-person, the story has a style that is sumptuous and precise. The formality and structure of the language are spot-on in reflecting the rigid, polite society and the dry humor and subtle digs that Geoffrey makes toward his father and society in general are deliciously rich. This is first-class writing and I predict the name Erastes will soon be much wider known.
my sister got me this for christmas - still need to read - admittedly have only looked at the pictures!